Connection Before Content: A Pathway to Wellbeing

Mark Collard

Session type: Regular forum session
Session duration: 60 minutes


The science is in: educational programs which intentionally develop trusting & healthy relationships out-perform all other curricula on so many levels – greater participation, improved academic performance, stronger communities & extremely happy young people. This interactive session & discussion will explore the latest science and research which supports and encourages the intentional development of wellbeing as the central focus of group-based programs (in or out of the bush.) Developing & nourishing a young person’s wellbeing is the future of education. This session will present a series of fun group games and activities which can easily be integrated into your existing bush adventure therapy programs to help young people feel valued, supported and included.