IN 2018, THE INAUGURAL WARRNAMBOOL WELLBEING WEEK AIMS TO GATHER KEYNOTE SPEAKERS FROM AROUND AUSTRALIA TO SHARE PRACTICAL STRATEGIES FOR MENTAL HEALTH PROMOTION AND POSITIVE PARENTING.
DURING THE WEEK, WE AIM TO DELIVER A VARIETY OF CONTENT TO PRIMARY AND SECONDARY STUDENTS, PARENTS, CARERS, SPORTING CLUBS AND THE WIDER COMMUNITY.
The Warrnambool Student Wellbeing Association coordinates wellbeing and Chaplaincy programs in Primary and Secondary schools in Warrnambool, Victoria. The Association is focused on building a resilient community through the strategic delivery of services which promote positive behaviours and effectively teach young people how to manage life’s ups and downs.
FREE COMMUNITY PRESENTATIONS 13-16 AUGUST
An opportunity to share practical strategies for positive parenting & mental health promotion.
GAME CHANGERS AUSTRALIA
SUPPORTING GRASSROOTS SPORTING CLUBS TO CREATE THE BEST ENVIRONMENT FOR YOUNG PEOPLE TO THRIVE.
Monday August 13th
Game Changers has transformed the lives of over 2,500 young sporting leaders throughout more than 60 local clubs since starting in 2012 – creating a positive impact on both the individuals and surrounding community. Having worked with Essendon Football Club, North Melbourne Football Club, Sport and Recreation Victoria and over 60 local community sporting organisations, Game Changers has empowered over 2,500 young sporting leaders on residential camps and workshops, creating a lasting impact in their lives and local communities. Game Changers has a vision that all Australian sporting clubs have a positive culture where every person has deep connection, purpose and positive impact. Our mission is to empower Australian sporting clubs with the skills, courage and character to have all players reach their greatest human potential.
For more information visit - http://game-changers.life/
THE RITES OF PASSAGE INSTITUTE
WE ARE WORKING TO CREATE A WORLD WHERE ALL PEOPLE AND COMMUNITIES THRIVE.
Tuesday August 14th
We use an educational model based on The Rite of Passage Framework to help individuals strengthen their sense of self, learn critical life skills, discover their potential and create a healthy vision for the future. We are working to create a world where all people and communities thrive. For thousands of years, Indigenous and traditional communities recognised the importance of supporting individuals to transition safely from one stage of life to another through Rites of Passage.Marking these transitions were seen as fundamental in the growth, connectedness and health of an individual and community. In modern society, the need for programs that help equip young people with the confidence and tools to tackle the adventure and challenges that lie ahead are more critical than ever.
For more information visit https://ritesofpassageinstitute.org/
2017 YOUNG AUSTRALIAN OF THE YEAR FOR VICTORIA
Wednesday August 15th
Since coming out in 2012, Jason has become a national figurehead on combatting homophobia in sport and highlighting the damaging impact of homophobia on the mental health and wellbeing of the LGBTI community. This leadership has seen Jason take up ambassadorial roles at beyondblue and the Safe Schools Coalition, sharing his story of coming out with thousands of people in schools, workplaces and sporting clubs. Jason’s advocacy was the driving force behind the AFL’s first Pride Game played between St Kilda and Sydney in Round 21 of the 2016 Premiership season. The match was the first of its kind for a professional sporting competition in the world.
For more information visit - http://jasonball.com.au/
EMPOWERING YOUNG PEOPLE TO STAND UP AND LEAD CHANGE.
Thursday August 16th
For over 10 years, Project Rockit has been empowering school students to stand up to hate instead of standing by watching. Through the lens of (cyber) bullying, our workshops explore themes of diversity, belonging, respectful relationships, values and ethics, while building student voice, leadership and empathy.
For more information visit https://www.projectrockit.com.au/
ALL SESSIONS START 7:00pm @ LIGHTHOUSE STUDIO - BOOKINGS @ LIGHTHOUSE THEATRE