The Bungee Youth Resilience Program is designed to support children and young people aged 5-18 years to develop self-confidence and build resilience.

The activities promote creativity and social learning as positive ways of enhancing resilience, positive self images and emotional wellbeing in children and young people.

The Bungee Youth Resilience Program offers creative and recreational activities at schools and community centres during school times and after hours. Classes include circus training, dance, expressive art, metal sculpturing, music instrument making and drama.

The activities are especially tailored to suit children and young people who are going through challenging times in their lives or are experiencing mental health difficulties. Individual counselling sessions facilitated by a registered psychologist are available in Belconnen and Tuggeranong. These sessions are suitable for school aged children and their families. Up to 8 sessions are used to identify the individual needs of children, and the way that their development can be supported through individual support, arts-based therapeutic intervention, and through parental support.

The Bungee Youth Resilience Program offers:

  • Counselling for children, drawing from a range of expressive activities, including arts, crafts, games and play.
  • Counselling for young people, including cognitive behavioural strategies, and creative activities to increase skills and insights in relation to feelings, thoughts and actions.
  • Support for parents, including discussion around developmental needs and effective parenting strategies.
  • Further assessment of an individual child’s or young person’s needs.
  • Referral to other support services if appropriate.

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