The Contender


Designed with primary and secondary Schools in mind, The Contender strips away the barriers to create a space where young people can be engaged on a range of issues critical to their wellbeing. We afford primary prevention tools aligned with the Victorian respectful relationships curriculum, and challenge participants to examine the variables impacting upon their identity and how these influence their relationships and decision making processes.

In consultation with the host organisation, The Contender will span anywhere from 1 week to 10 weeks, and while it is appropriate for comparable demographics outside of the School setting, it is most commonly delivered through the School Focused Youth Service stream. The Contender is evidence based with data captured by SFYS coordinators.

  • Week 1 - Introduction to change

  • Week 2 - Identity

  • Week 3 - Violence

  • Week 4 - Relationships

  • Week 5 - Communication

  • Week 6 - Decision making

  • Week 7 - Resilience

  • Week 8 - Effective bystander approach

  • Week 9 - Cycles 

  • Week 10 - Closing focus group 

It is our preference to come out and discuss the unique challenges experienced by the intended participants so we can tailor the content accordingly. To find out more about each topic, and our methodology for each, please email or call Matt on 0420 585 218 to request a brochure or lock in a meeting.