Education Units

Each topic is based on the principles of sport and a positive psychology framework to create an enjoyable, non-judgmental environment which generates open and honest discussions. All sessions are interactive, engaging and based on the latest research.

Wellbeing & Mental Health

This course gives participants an understanding of anxiety and depression and provides them with positive mental health habits for life. It educates participants in how to have real conversations and aims to reduce the stigma that remains around mental health issues. Players are encouraged to ask good questions of their mates and to be open and honest about how they are coping.

Drugs and Alcohol

Drug and Alcohol Education – SALT has 3 different Drug and Alcohol presentations that are age appropriate. Junior Level is for older youth using the SALT Live Quiz platform. Parent D&A is for the parents of the Junior participants and equips them in how to have the right conversations with their teenagers. Senior Level is for senior clubs.

Time to Man Up

 Australian men have accepted a limited and often negative impression of what it is to be a man. This course challenges men to become strong men of character. Topics include: anger, addictions, popularity, respect and reputation, attitudes towards women, emotional intelligence, being authentic, playing on the edge, having your mate’s back, and leaving a legacy.

Becoming a Woman of Influence

This course is designed to encourage girls/women to become women of influence in their communities. Women identify their strengths and their leadership style and understand how they can use them in all areas of their lives. This course highlights the attributes of good leaders and guides women in how to apply these qualities off the field as well as on it. The role of humility, character, values, trust and effective communication are discussed. Women are encouraged to understand the value of helping others.

Strong is the New Pretty

This course is designed to help girls overcome an often accepted, narrow definition of what it means to be a girl. Girls are encouraged to identify their character strengths and to use their strengths to reach their potential. Girls are empowered to critically evaluate the messages of society and to be defined by their values, beliefs and character, rather than by the way that they look.

Crossing the Line

Crossing the Line is a course designed to help women recognise when a relationship may be unhealthy and to identify specific behaviours that cross the line. The course highlights the signs to look for in an unhealthy relationship and provides some practical tools to help keep yourself and others safe. It emphasises the importance of setting boundaries, especially in situations where there may be an imbalance of power. Now is the time for all of us to stand up and say “it’s not ok to cross the line”.

Positive Coaching

Times have changed and so have young people. The old fashioned and overused half-time spray just doesn’t cut it anymore. Positive coaching has been proven to elicit greater motivation, resilience, enjoyment and results for everyone involved. Discover a new way of coaching that makes all the difference between a good team and an excellent team.

Social Media

Participants are encouraged to be aware of both the positive and negative aspects of social media. Issues discussed include: our digital footprints, cyber bullying, pornography, online gambling, and sexting. This is an enjoyable and highly engaging presentation that also provides the essential information required to successfully navigate our current digital landscape.

Peer Group Pressure and Decision Making

This course is designed for kids who are about to enter a time of life in which there is often significant pressure to experiment with negative risk-taking behaviour. This course aims to provide young people with a tool kit to help them resist this pressure and to respond confidently. Research shows that if young people have rehearsed their responses, they are far more likely to make a positive decision under pressure when the time comes.

Equality is the Game

Sporting clubs can potentially set the standard when it comes to creating an environment of equality and belonging. Sports people who take a stance on discriminatory language or behaviours have the opportunity to influence the wider community towards acceptance of diversity.