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The school welfare service may experience an increase in demand for services during and after the period in which the program is run. Anecdotally, schools have reported that this has not created an undue burden and are glad the services are being accessed appropriately.

Occasionally, a student becomes distressed by the content, however, this can often be handled quite quickly by the student discussing the matter with the school counsellor or other member of the welfare staff. If not, referral to an appropriate service may be required. Even if participants find the material upsetting, most are ultimately glad they attended.

As the program is three 75 minute sessions, it requires an 80 minute class period to allow for stragglers. Depending on the structure of timetables this may mean shuffling classes, which we understand can be challenging.

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