About This Program
Our Student Mental Fitness program has been designed to enhance the Personal and Social Capabilities of Secondary School Students and Tertiary Students. Our ultimate aim is to assist students to learn, practice, and embed appropriate, evidence-based, mental fitness knowledge. Consequently, this will greatly enhance their ability to skilfully self-regulate their personal and professional life.
Differing from most whole school wellbeing programs, this program is delivered externally and has uniquely personalised, highly accountable, focused, learning objectives that are delivered in a safe, open, supportive, and effective learning space.
The Program is expertly designed and delivered by a registered Secondary Education Teacher and a Get Mentally Fit Psychologist.
We partner with students, and their parents or carers, to achieve four objectives.
Developing more effective Self-Management knowledge and skills in the student.
Enhancing the Social-Awareness of the student.
Encouraging greater Self-Awareness for the student.
Developing skilful Social Management in the student.
Program Content Overview
Students undertaking this Program will complete modules of learning that are specifically tailored to sustainably enhance their ongoing knowledge and skills relating to the four program objectives.
Ultimately, this Program, which is undertaken one-on-one, and in small groups, is aimed at nurturing a student’s overall civil and academic engagement and competency, and their knowledge and skills around lifelong mental fitness.
The Program’s content is delivered via a combination of online tutorials with supporting resources, and expertly facilitated one-on-one instruction.
Students will undertake an MTQ-Plus questionnaire, and a VIA Character Strengths Survey, at the beginning of the Program, to measure their mental fitness and identify their strengths. Throughout the program, students will investigate evidence-based, theoretical concepts relating to Positive Psychology, Mental Toughness, neuroscience, emotional regulation, communication skills, Mindfulness and effective habit forming.
This content is effectively supported by an Appreciative Inquiry framework and co-facilitated by a Get Mentally Fit Psychologist and a registered Secondary Education Teacher.
Skills and knowledge Acquired
- Ability to explore and discover their own strengths, and capacities emotions and values;
- Develop a positive sense of self-worth, self-awareness, and personal identity;
- Learn to skillfully manage their emotional, mental, spiritual, and physical wellbeing;
- Learn to consciously understand themselves and others and how to establish and maintain positive relationships;
- Understand how to regulate their emotions and develop empathy for others;
- Confidently work in teams, handle challenging situations constructively and develop leadership skills;
- Develop their capacity to be intrinsically motivated learners;
- Develop the attributes for practising a growth mindset;
- Become creative and confident individuals;
- Understand and cultivate attributes such as honesty, resilience, empathy, and respect for others;
- Effectively make informed, effective and responsible decisions;
- Intuitively inherit the knowledge, skills, and values to establish and maintain healthy, satisfying, flourishing lives;
- Self-manage their lives, relationships, and learn more effectively;
- Establish, maintain and manage healthy relationships, preparing for their civil and professional lives;
- Confidently develop a sense of hope and optimism about their life and future.
What outcomes can a student realise, when undertaking this Program?
By pro-actively working with us to develop their social and emotional skills, students will find it easier to manage themselves, relate to others, develop resilience and a sense of self-worth, resolve conflict, engage in teamwork and feel positive about themselves and the world around them.
Ultimately, a student with skilfully enhanced personal and social capabilities will realise significant improvement and success in their academic learning. They will also enjoy connected citizenship and sustainable behaviours, that will potentially create intergenerational mental fitness.
Who is Suited to this Program?
Students will undertake 8 weekly modules of learning, either delivered during Term 2 (April-June) or Term 3 (July-September). The Program consists of a combination of:
- Online tutorials with supporting materials.
- 7 x 90-minute, one-to-one or small group, online coaching sessions.
- Supplementary, supportive, learning materials for all modules.
- A 60-minute, individual debrief, with the Program Facilitators, at the conclusion of the course.