Mental Health

Bounce Back: resiliency workshops

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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

Who we are:

Interactive Incursions - We provide primary and secondary student workshops 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
  • TECHWISE - cyber-safety & social networking
  • OPERATION EMPATHY - community & inclusion
  • DRUGS & ALCHOL - drug education
  • MAKE THE MOVE - transition to High School

Secondary School Topics:

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

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