Staff benefitted from the knowledge of Alumnus, Dr John Cooper, today when they attended a PD session titled ‘Understanding Traumatised Young People’.

Dr Cooper is a Consultant Psychiatrist and, along with BSSC Wellbeing Coordinator and Mental Health Social Worker, Jesse Neale, led staff through the impact of trauma on students—in particular how adverse life experiences can impact their behaviour in the classroom.

Dr Cooper was a Bendigo Senior High student from 1978 to 1979.