Aussie Optimism is an evidence-based mental health promotion program for children in primary and lower secondary schools. Aussie Optimism is based on Seligman’s theories of learned helplessness, and more generally on Positive Psychology. As such, Aussie Optimism focuses on building competencies in children, rather than alleviating problems.
Aussie Optimism teaches practical skills and strategies relating to social and emotional wellbeing in children, and makes use of empirically validated psychological and educational techniques.Who it's for
Designed for teachers to use with a whole class in school, over a term with one session allocated a week. Teachers are required to attend a one-day program to gain an accreditation and the necessary skills to be able to implement the program.