Mental Health

Bounce Back: resiliency workshops


The Bounce Back workshop is a fun and engaging incursion to equip students with practical tools to become resilient. Through interactive games, activities, discussion, stories and multi-media, we encourage students to think optimistically, seek support when needed and tackle life's challenges in a healthy way.

Workshop Details:

  • Suitable for primary and secondary school students
  • We offer a range of options from a single session to a full-day retreat for either a single class, year level or the whole school
  • Tailored to suit your school's specific needs, timetable and budget
  • Delivered by qualified and experienced teachers
  • Each session includes a variety of games, music, interactive activities and multi-media and is aligned to the Australian Curriculum
  • Follow-up material is provided for teachers

Key Concepts Covered:

The following are messages we want students to learn:

  • Being resilient is a skill I can learn
  • We need to cope in healthy ways when problems are challenging
  • Good community is a big protective factor
  • We all need supports and I can be a great support to others 
  • Having strong values can help the decisions we make
  • Our ability to problem-solve, think optimistically, identify real problems and set realistic goals are important skills
  • There are 4 important factors that help us to be more resilient - we need to strengthen these and help others to do the same

Teacher Feedback:

  • "It was really effective! Students loved being involved and learnt so much – thank you!." Teacher, Coogee Primary School
  • "Students loved it! Lots of fun and engaging. Students learnt practical and important lessons - all schools should have this!" Teacher, Sydenham Catholic College
  • "Very engaging and interactive – the students really enjoyed it and were engaged the whole time." Teacher, Lauriston Grammar School

Values for Life - who we are:

Values for Life provides primary and secondary student seminars that are engaging, fun and educational on topics such as bullying, resilience, leadership, cyber safety, drug education and much more.

Primary School Topics:

* Friendship & community

* Resilience

* Anti-bullying & cyber-safety

* Empathy, teamwork & assertiveness

* Drugs & Alcohol

* Transition to High School

Secondary School Topics:

* Community & Belonging

* Anti-bullying & cyber-safety

* Leadership

* Drugs & Alcohol

* Manhood

* Womanhood

* Relationships

* Excelling in Year 12

Parent Workshop Topics:

* Resilience - helping your kids bounce back

* Drugs & Alcohol: prevention, support & resilient factors

* Bullying: cyber-safety, prevention & support

* Transition Into Secondary School: helping your child to be prepared 

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