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Community Engagement

Mental Fitness Program

Engaging with sporting and school-based communities to promote positive psychology strategies and improve wellbeing

The AIS has partnered with the Black Dog Institute to deliver the Mental Fitness Program to participants in years 7-10 across Australia.

This program provides current and former elite athletes opportunities to engage with sporting and school-based communities to promote positive psychology strategies and improve wellbeing outcomes for young people.

Presentations can be delivered face-to-face or via webinar. Mental Fitness is an interactive 30-minute presentation that helps young people to: learn the importance of mental fitness; be shown practical ways to build their mental strength, flexibility and endurance; and take part in activities that can help improve overall wellbeing and resilience. This presentation also encourages young people to participate in the Mental Fitness Challenge on the Bite Back website.

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Presentations are delivered by elite athletes.

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About the Bite Back Mental Fitness Challenge

The Bite Back Mental Fitness Challenge aims to help young people improve their mental fitness, increase their happiness, reduce stress, improve friendships and focus. The challenges are made up of 6 weekly individual challenges that give participants the opportunity to test out positive psychology techniques.

2021-22 Mental Fitness Program Ambassadors

Contact:

For further information about this program or opportunities to be involved please contact kate.beveridge@ausport.gov.au

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