The Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) has partnered with the Black Dog Institute to deliver the Mental Fitness Program to Year 7-12 students across Australia.
This program provides current and former elite athletes opportunities to engage with school-based communities to promote positive psychological strategies and improve well-being 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.
The Bite Back Mental Fitness Challenge aims to help young people improve their mental fitness, increase their happiness, reduce stress, and improve friendships and focus. The challenges are made up of 6 weekly individual challenges that allow participants to test out positive psychology techniques.