Young Minds SA Programs

Tackling the Tough Stuff

  • Designed to empower, support and connect
  • 10 students, term based, focusing on a different area/issue each week
  • Focus on peers supporting and empowering each other
  • Tailored specifically to current topics and needs of young people
  • Conversations facilitated by a Counsellor
  • Topics include mental health, healthy relationships, self love, family connections, goals and aspirations, values and beliefs, healthy habits

Social Skills and Peer Support Group

  • Designed to build social connection and resilience
  • 4-5 students, term based, focusing on a different social skill each week
  • Primarily for students on the autism spectrum or for those needing support socially
  • Helping to navigate life’s challenges
  • Use of role playing, activities and discussion

Body Project (Eating Disorder and Obesity Prevention)

  • Designed to challenge the appearance ideal
  • 8-10 students, 4 week, single sex group
  • Empowering
  • Fostering critical thinking of media and social messages about appearance

Project Health (Eating Disorder and Obesity Prevention)

  • Designed to encourage and support long term healthy living
  • 8-10 students, 6 week group
  • Non-diet approach to healthy living
  • Developing sustainable positive habits

Group Sessions

Peer Support Program

We love seeing peers support each other and believe that connecting with those who are going through similar circumstances to yourself can have an incredible impact on your wellbeing.

We run a variety of peer support programs which are based on need, location and age and can be a more affordable option for some families.

This can be a great alternative for young people who may not feel that one on one support is for them or that would benefit from forming new connections with like minded young people.

All sessions are facilitated by a Counsellor and each session focuses on a different topic related to wellbeing.

Group Sessions
NDIS Girls Peer Support Program – Social and Emotional Wellbeing

We run small peer support groups for those with NDIS funding for 4-5 girls within the same age range with the primary goals of the group being increasing social skills and social awareness as well as a consistent focus on emotional wellbeing.

Each group is specifically tailored to meet the unique needs and goals for each family, which we develop following an initial consultation with parent/s or guardian/s and as the group progresses, taking into consideration dynamics and any issues that arise along the way.

Group Sessions
School Groups

We run a variety of different groups that are specifically tailored to meet the current needs of your school. School Groups are generally organised to have robust discussion regarding difficult topics or aspects of wellbeing that are beneficial to have a neutral, external provider.

These groups are generally regarding the struggles and issues that come with being a teenager and are run in a way that is enjoyable and interactive by including games, case studies, linking situations with pop culture and their interests etc.

Following a meeting with the school to discuss current concerns and desired outcomes, we encourage students to play a part in planning the content for the series of sessions.

We started this program following feedback from School Counsellors and Teachers that they were requiring support to be able to effectively and efficiently check in with multiple students and address current trends and issues within particular student cohorts.

Ideal group size is approx. 12 students however this can be negotiated depending on topic, desired outcomes and number of sessions.

Group Sessions