Mental Health

Bounce Back: resiliency workshops


We provide primary and secondary student wellbeing workshops that are engaging, fun and educational on topics such as anti-bullying, resilience, leadership, cyber-safety, drug education and much more.

Bouncing Back – learning to be resilient (for primary & secondary schools)

Equips students with coping strategies to deal with the various challenges they experience, both big and small. The workshop aims to provide practical tools that can encourage a growth mindset, skills to problem-solve, have gratitude, seek help where necessary and be proactive in helping others.

Key Concepts Covered:

  • What resilience is, why it is important, and that resilience is a skill we can learn
  • The need for a growth-mindset
  • Exploring catastrophising and other thinking errors
  • The science of how our brain (including the amygdala) responds to stress (age appropriate)
  • The need to delay gratification
  • The importance of perseverance in achieving our goals
  • How community is a big protective factor (including friendships and older people for advice)
  • The need to focus upon what we can control and not on what we can’t control
  • How gratitude can change our attitude
  • Encouraging students to take initiative, have empathy for others, think optimistically and set realistic goals
  • Presenting strategies that enable conflict-resolution and communication skills
  • Promoting the importance of values that inform our actions

Workshop Details:

  • Suitable for primary and secondary school students
  • Sessions are interactive and involve a variety of activities, discussion and multi-media to engage and educate
  • We offer a range of options from a single session to several sessions for the same or different groups
  • Tailored to suit your school's specific needs, timetable and budget
  • Delivered by qualified and experienced teachers
  • Each session is aligned to the Australian Curriculum
  • Follow-up material is provided for teachers
  • Parent workshop is also offered if requested

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. We also offer topics for:

Primary School Topics:

  • GREAT MATES - friendship skills
  • LEAD THE WAY - leadership skills
  • BULLY PROOF - anti-bullying & cyber-safety
  • CYBER SAVVY - cyber-safety & social networking
  • OPERATION EMPATHY - community & inclusion
  • DRUGS & ALCHOL - drug education
  • HIT THE GROUND RUNNING - transition to High School

?Secondary School Topics:

  • LEAD THE WAY - leadership skills
  • COMMUNITY MATTERS - friends & building community
  • BULLY PROOF - anti-bullying & cyber-safety
  • PLUGGED IN - cyber-safety & social networking
  • DRUGS & ALCHOL - drug education
  • MAN UP? - manhood
  • MORE THAN SKIN DEEP - positive self-worth
  • THINGS THAT MATTER - developing priorities

Send Us an Enquiry

Upcoming Events
National Children's Week 24th October - 1st November
World Magic Day 31st October
Diwali 4th - 9th November
Remembrance Day 11th November
International Stand up to Bullying 20th November
International Day of People with Disability 3rd December
Christmas 25th December
Australia Day 26th January
Chinese New Year 12th - 28th February
International Mother Language Day 22nd Feb
World Wildlife Day 3rd March
World Maths Day 4th March
World Book Day 5th March
Harmony Week 15 - 21 March
St Patrick's Day 17th March
National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence 20th March
World Puppetry Day 21st March
World Theatre Day 27th March
World Art Day 15th April
World Circus Day 18th April
Earth Day 22nd April
Anzac Day 25th April
International Dance Day 29th April
World Laughter Day 5th May
International Astronomy Day 11th May
Dinosaur Day 15th May & 1st June
Australian Heritage Festival 18 April - 18 May
World Day for Cultural Diversity 21st May
National Reconciliation Week 27th May -3rd June
World Music Day 21st June
World Drug Day 26th June
Black History Month July
NAIDOC Week 4th - 11th July
Moon Landings 20th July
International Day of Friendship 30th July
Olympics 2020 31st July - 8th August
International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples 9th August
National Science Week 14th - 22nd August
Health & Physical Education Day 1st September
International Literacy Day 8th September
Australian Citizenship Day 17th September
Moon Festival 1st October
Mental Health Week 4th - 10th October
World Animal Day 4th October
World Space Week 4th – 10th October
World Mental Health Day 10th October