Dr Happy joins Peer Support Australia as Ambassador

Dr Happy joins Peer Support Australia as Ambassador

Media Release

Dr Happy joins Peer Support Australia as Ambassador

June 13, 2013. Dr Happy (aka Prof Tim Sharp), a leader in the fields of positive psychology and happiness, has taken on the role of Ambassador for Peer Support Australia – a not-for-profit provider of peer-led student programs.

Dr Sharp is a leading consultant on human behaviour and psychology and a popular and sought after public speaker. He is passionate about “positive psychology” one of the most exciting areas of contemporary mental health. In his work he focuses on helping people identify and work with their strengths with a view to fostering and bolstering authentic happiness.

“I’ve been inspired by the great work carried out by Peer Support Australia and am delighted to join the organisation as its Ambassador,” Dr Sharp says.

“One of the most important things we can teach children is resilience, and at the heart of resilience is the ability to reach out and ask for help – something the Peer Support Program encourages.”

The Peer Support program is one of the first in Australia to develop a positive approach to addressing social issues in primary and secondary schools. The program empowers young people to lead their younger peers to create a caring and safe environment. Learning outcomes are enhanced along with student and staff relationships, optimism, a sense of self and resilience.

Chair of Peer Support Australia, Jen Dalitz, says the organisation is thrilled with the appointment. “Dr Sharp’s work in the area of positive psychology is well-known and is a wonderful complement to our program,” she says.

“We are delighted to welcome him as our Ambassador and look forward to his input and involvement in reinforcing the importance of health and wellbeing in our children.”

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