FAQs

The most famous definition of health was created by the World Health Organization in 1948. Health was described as “a state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity” (World Health Organization, 1948).

Being in good health means more than just being free from illness or disease. While being physically healthy is the first step to good health, good mental health and social wellbeing are also necessary. It means that to be in good health, individuals need to take care of their bodies, their minds and emotions, and pay attention to their lifestyles and surroundings.

Put simply, wellbeing can be described as judging life positively and feeling good, developing as a person, being fulfilled and making a contribution to the community (Diener et al, 1997; Shah & Marks, 2004; Veenhoven, 2008).

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The session is held onsite at your premises. Alternatively, sessions can be held at local community health centres, sporting clubs, neighbourhood houses or other public meeting rooms.

For participants who are attending the one or two day sessions, we recommend and encourage you to organise refreshments.

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The sessions are delivered by trainers who are passionate, and have extensive experience and knowledge in behaviour change principles.

If you would like further information about the trainers’ backgrounds and experiences, please meet our trainers or contact us.

The cost will vary depending on the length of the session.

The cost includes preparation, presentation and course materials. Depending on the setting, the cost will either be a flat fee or a ‘per person’ charge.

For interstate sessions (and some rural presentations), there will be additional charges to cover the cost of travel.

For a free no obligations quote, or to discuss your training or seminar/workshop needs, please contact us.

Yes, we distribute a range of handouts to all our participants depending on the topic presented, including a copy of the PPT slides.

For participants who take part in our one day programs, or two day smoking cessation training session, they will receive upon completion, a certificate of participation.

With permission, all participants’ emails (apart from the students) will be placed on an electronic mailing list where they will be kept up to date via our monthly e-newsletter. Participants will have the opportunity to unsubscribe at any time if they wish to do so.

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Sixteen for the professionals’ training and for seminars and workshops conducted in the workplace or in the community. If you have more participants who would like to attend the session, please contact us.

For the school setting, ideally the maximum number of students is twenty, but we can accommodate a larger class if necessary – please contact us.

Five.

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Yes.  We tailor our content based on the participants’ needs. It is recommended that a needs analysis is conducted prior to the session commencing and shared with us. We will then use this information to vary the presentation depending on the results of the needs analysis.

We always tailor our training and seminars/workshops according to the experience of the group participating. With young people, we also consider the maturity of the group participating. Our presenters are flexible and experienced enough to modify the session whilst presenting.

During delivery, we make an assessment by gauging the current needs and interests of the group, and then tailor the messages accordingly.

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We present all our training and seminars/workshops with a combination of information delivery and group based activities. We facilitate learning rather than ‘lecture’ to our participants.

Our philosophy is to present our training and seminars/workshops in a relaxed atmosphere where group interaction and collaboration is encouraged, and all ideas and contributions are supported. We incorporate fun and non-threatening group activities into our sessions and multi-media is used to consolidate information and aid learning.

We acknowledge that the participants attending have a wealth of experience, skills and knowledge to contribute. We are also mindful that students attending our health and wellbeing, peers and smoking seminar will be at various levels of maturity and development.

We encourage participants to share their thoughts and experiences with us, and to contribute to discussion without the fear of being judged. Member’s individual differences are valued and confidentiality is maintained.

We acknowledge that everyone learns in their own way and at their own pace, and hence, we allow time for reflection and review. This includes asking participants to think about how they might apply what they have learnt in the near future.

All our sessions are reviewed and tailored constantly and this often occurs during delivery. We change our presentation style depending on the knowledge, experience and needs of the group.

In summary, we are passionate about health and wellbeing. We provide a professional service and create a safe haven for everyone to grow and learn.

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We have developed two seminars for the school students’ setting.

They are of one hour duration and focus on ‘health and wellbeing’, and ‘peers and smoking’. For details of the seminars, please click here.

The content suits a range of year levels and Australian curriculum subjects, including: Health, Health and Human Development, as well as Life Skills, Wellbeing and Pastoral programs.

The seminars incorporate group activities specific to the students’ needs and are held on the school’s premises.

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If you would like another topic presented to students, or would like to discuss your seminar needs, please contact us, as we are very flexible with our approach.

We offer a range of seminars to support and encourage positive behaviour change. They include the following topics:

  • Learning to being smokefree
  • Learning to be mindful and to live a happier and more fulfilling life
  • Learning to managing stress
  • Learning to managing weight
  • Learning to to live life with good health and wellbeing

For further information on the various seminars, please click here.

We offer a range of workshops to support and encourage positive behaviour change. They include the following topics:

  • Learning to being smokefree
  • Learning to being mindful and to live a happier and more fulfilling life
  • Learning to managing stress
  • Learning to managing weight
  • Learning to to live life with good health and wellbeing

For further information on the various workshops, please click here.

We offer a range of training programs to encourage and support clients towards positive behaviour change. They include the following topics:

  • Smoking cessation
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Mindfulness
  • Stress management
  • Weight management
  • Relapse management
  • Health and wellbeing
    (generic session)

For further information on the various training packages, please click here.

We have developed a range of workshops to suit individual and organisational needs. They vary from two hours to half a day, to our more extensive one day program. All our workshops are tailored to the organisation, the setting, time constraints and the needs of the workplace. If you would like a shorter session presented, please contact us.

Our one day workshops can provide your staff with the additional depth of information they need, including skills based activities to confidently support a positive behaviour change. The one day program provides the opportunity for your staff to explore the themes and challenges they are facing in further detail with the support of small group work in a confidential environment.

For further information on the various workshops on offer, please click here or contact us today with your enquiry.

Introduction

It is well documented that schools play an important role in facilitating and supporting students to adopt and maintain healthy lifestyles. Schools are in a key position to provide students with prevention based programs providing education and support to young people to achieve and improve their health, development and wellbeing.

Through problem solving and decision making, students are empowered to make choices that can lead them to living a more productive and fulfilling life for years to come.

Smoking prevention programs work

In line with a systematic review published in The Cochrane Library* (Thomas et al 2013), smoking prevention programs in schools reduce uptake and significantly reduce the number of young people who will later become daily smokers.

For young people who have never smoked, these programs appear to be effective at least one year after implementation. In particular, programs that teach young people to be socially competent and to resist social pressures to smoke are linked to a significant effect in preventing smoking in young people who had never smoked at the time of the intervention.

You can make a huge difference for your students. Play an important role in helping to improve the health and wellbeing of your students, and book in our seminar today.

* The Cochrane library is part of the Cochrane Collaboration which provides the best evidence for health care. Their work is internationally recognised as the benchmark for high quality information about the effectiveness of health care.

 

We have developed a range of training packages to suit individual and organisational needs.  Our packages can be generic (for a mix of participants from various sectors) or tailored to suit the particular health or community setting, including addressing cardiac health and smoking, for diabetes educators, hospital staff, general practitioners and practice nurses, physiotherapists, oral health professionals, pharmacy staff and for many other health care sectors.

We also have produced tailored packages for midwifery, maternal and child health, Aboriginal, the schools’ setting, mental health, defence and correctional settings.

Our training packages vary from two hours to half-a-day, through to our more extensive one to two days training in smoking cessation only. All our training can be tailored to suit the particular setting, time constraints and needs of staff attending – shorter sessions can also be delivered upon request.

Our two day smoking cessation training program provides participants with additional depth of information, including skills-based activities to confidently support their clients along their behaviour change journey. It provides the opportunity for participants to explore the themes and challenges their clients may face in greater depth with the support of group work, including motivational interviewing and mindfulness techniques.

For further information on the training packages available for health and community professionals, please click here.

For further information on the programs available for the workplace and corporate sector, please click here.

For further information on the training packages available for schools and education professionals, please click here.

Health and community professionals

General practice, hospital and community health services play an essential role in helping to reduce or manage preventable ‘lifestyle’ health problems in Australia. As part of routine practice, health professionals hold a duty of care to clients to address their smoking, alcohol misuse, unhealthy eating and weight, and lack of physical activity (Harris et al, 2005).

The research shows that when health professionals involve their patients in decision making positive outcomes followed. Their “patients showed improved maintenance of healthy behaviour change, greater satisfaction, better adherence to medication, better physical and mental health, and fewer healthcare visits…” (Williams et al, 2000).

When health and community professionals take advantage of every opportunity to provide advice and support to all clients encouraging positive behaviour change, they are helping to improve the community’s overall health and wellbeing.

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Education professionals

It is well documented that schools play an important role in facilitating and supporting students to adopt and maintain healthy lifestyles. Schools can make important contributions to student health in a number of ways, for example by encouraging staff to develop and use their skills and motivation to become powerful role models for good health (NASBE, 2004).

Young people’s wellbeing is a reflection of how connected they feel to their family, school and community. Although family is vital to young people’s wellbeing, both the school and community setting play a significant role in developing a young persons’ mental and physical health, and overall wellbeing (Victorian Auditor-General’s Report, 2010).

Schools are in a key position to provide students with prevention based programs providing education and support to young people to achieve and improve their health, development and wellbeing. Through problem solving and decision making, students are empowered to make choices that can lead them to living a more productive and fulfilling life for years to come.

For further information, download our eBook for education professionals.

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