Real Talk


Designed with primary and secondary Schools in mind, Real Talk 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, Real Talk 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. Real Talk is evidence based with data captured by SFYS coordinators.

It is run in two program streams; Young Men’s* and Young Women’s*, with the opportunity to mix some sessions.

  • 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.

*Real Talk workshops deal with specific themes such as masculinity and femininity, but are open to subjective interpretation as to how these concepts are experienced by the participant. Therefore, as with all Chin Up Project programs, they are inclusive and open to any young person who stands to benefit.