The Optimisation Hub’s school-based programs are designed to compliment the current curriculum. The programs aim to walk alongside support services that are already available to students, to further enhance the educational experience, and support identity development.
Transition periods, such as those going into and out of high school, are where we are at our most vulnerable. The development of mental resilience during these periods is therefore highly beneficial. The critical factors of self-awareness, resilience, capacity to problem solve, self-driven motivation, interpersonal skills and sensitivity, autonomy and influence and decision making, climax in a stronger and more capable young person who can face daily life with a strong identity and the necessary skills to combat the multiple sources of pressure. As we have identified in our discussions with the education sector, the development of mental and emotional resilience within school students, will both strengthen the students’ performance and curb long-standing issues with engagement. Modern day automation and social media has changed the way that young people feel connected and self- assured, leaving our young people disengaged from the community and subsequently reducing capacity to develop their identities.
We know the life vitality resilience of a student has dramatically changed. As young people, we are typically not prepared enough for the fast pace and pressures of society. Talent and confidence can easily be lost because of the mental pressures, poor engagement and transitional skills.
Mental and diverse resilience is built on having a clear understanding of one’s identity. It is our belief that resilience education has been lacking within the education sector, as it has similarly in the professional sectors such as sport and corporate. High performance mental agility education has become a highly sought after approach within these sectors (the Optimisation Hub’s programs have been delivered in these sectors for over 17 years). We believe that the development of mental agility is best learned during formative years. This not only has clear preventative mental health benefits, but has also been shown to lead to improved academic and social engagement, in addition to the healthy development of a young person’s identity.