Youth

Stress Better

Designed to build an understanding of stress, worry and anxiety, and the connection between the three. This workshop equips participants with the tools to manage stress more effectively.

The details

Stress Better

Designed to build an understanding of stress, worry and anxiety, and the connection between the three. This workshop equips participants with the tools to manage stress more effectively.

Guided by our DoNOHarm Framework, a best practice approach to communicating about mental illness, this is an interactive session delivered by a qualified facilitator including evidence-based educational content on stress and anxiety in Australia and lived experience of managing high stress situations.

This program is not directly linked to the Australian Curriculum for the intended audience. We deliver this program to Year 11-12 and students up to 25 years of age, because they are going through a critical transition in their lives with exams, finishing school and entering the workforce.

This program is linked to the Australian Curriculum for Year 3-10 and we are currently looking for interested schools to join a free pilot program. Make an enquiry.

By the end of this session participants will:

• Have increased understanding of stress and the effects it can have on us.
• Understand stress tolerance and the ways we hurt or help our stress levels.
• Identify areas of influence and control for individual stress.
• Learn a simple formula to help manage stressful situations.

Building understanding of stress, worry and anxiety

Each year we deliver approximately 30 sessions to ACT secondary schools, youth groups and universities cohorts. This program currently holds a 100% recommendation rate from both Teachers and Students.

Of the participants 92% felt their understanding of the topic had increased “Extremely” (69%) or “Significantly” (23%) as a result of the session.

School/study was identified as the primary stressor (47%) for all youth participants, followed by family/relationships (18%). Future/expectations, finances and sport also ranked highly.

What people have to say about the program

  • "I liked that we had the opportunity to discuss how we felt and our own experiences we have been through"

    Youth Mind Pilot, 15 years
  • "Expectations are really high for us and I always feel I’m worried I won’t meet them. I liked breaking down what I can’t control and what I can influence."

    youth Mind Polit, Age 15

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