Reach workshops are for anyone aged 10-18.

They're 100% youth-led which means they’re always relevant for you. Workshops are available at Reach hubs and in schools and communities in VIC and NSW.

To read about our workshop highlights for 2016 click here.


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About Workshops

Anyone who wants to get more out of life is welcome at Reach.

We run workshops in schools and communities around Australia (with a focus in Victoria and New South Wales).

Different workshops are available for students and groups of young people. These range from 90 minute school workshops to more intensive after-school workshops and weekends away.

Most of our workshops are for young people aged 10-18 years of age.


Resources for parents to support their young person to get the most from their experience at Reach.

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Resources to support schools and students to get the most from Reach workshops.

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"I just wanted you to know that I was really touched yesterday as I drove Jasper home from school and he spoke SO highly about his first Reach session at Elsternwick Primary.

He gave it a 10 out of 10 and said his class LOVED it. It also helped Jas open up with me re: some things going on for him which speaks volumes."  Sanna, Parent, Rookys participant

"Students are taken through a variety of situations where they need to rely on, trust and co-operate with each other." Robyn, Grade 5 Teacher

"It’s about showing who you really are on the inside!" Chanel, Grade 5

"It’s made a very big change in my life.  I hope next year’s Grade 5s get to experience the same thing I did!" Angelique, Grade 6

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"Inspiring, inspirational and emotionally charged.   Perfectly pitched for this age group."  Paul, Secondary School Teacher

"It made me really open my eyes wider to the world and people around me." Anahita, 15

"I never realised how much respect other people held for me." Cassie, 17

"Today I had my first Reach workshop and have never felt more accepted or happy in my life." Corey, 17

"One of the best programs I have attended.  It changed my perspective on how to handle things, and given me a lot of confidence." Teaghan, 15

"Reach allowed us to open up to one another and push us through the usual obstructions of self-doubt and judgment." Evangelia, 14

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"Today was the best experience I’ve ever had. It taught me so much about myself and what direction to head in life."  Jamal, 16

"Everyone was so willing to share things about themselves.  It made me feel better." Lizzie, 15

"I can’t stop thinking about the experience I had.  You have inspired me to help others." Annalise, 16

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"Easily the best thing I’ve ever done."  Jana, 16

"After my first session, I was hooked.  Reach accepts you for who you are." Katti, 16

"I was able to share my thoughts in a safe space and meet some wonderful and accepting people." Matthew, 15

"I'm more confident and I respect myself and my feelings more." Jade, 14

"[Fused] made me think about my life, what I want out of it, what I want to do, & the impact of people around me."  Jordan, 15

"It helped me figure out where I’m going in life."  Jordyn, 16

"It changed my life." Tom, 17

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"What a challenging, affirmative and educative experience. My passion and enthusiasm has been re-ignited!" Anne, Secondary School Teacher, Frankston

"Thank you for allowing me to take the first step in making a real difference to some of our young people." Kylie, Secondary School Teacher, Dromana

"The best PD I have been involved in for 30 years." John, Primary School Teacher, Seaford North

"I see the importance of what Reach does…by supporting [students’] wellbeing, you make them emotionally available for learning." Shelly, Secondary School Teacher, Alice Springs

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"I felt like I could say whatever I wanted and not be judged." Liam, 15

"Reach has made me realise I am strong, I can change the world and I deserve to be happy." Maddie, 16

"I had the chance to open up and tell my story."  Alex, 17

"It was quite an emotional experience. It definitely changed my life for the better."  Tash, 14

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"I can't stop thinking about the experience I've had.  You have inspired me to help others." Annalise, 16


"Leadership Day gave me so much to take into my day-to-day life." Sarah, 15

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"It’s given me so much advice to take into my day to day life." Sienna, 15

"It gave me a chance to meet new people and figure out what I want from life." Sarah, 17

"It’s made me even more keen to pursue my goals." Robert, 16

"Best. Camp. Ever." Heidi, 14

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"The conversations we had were insightful and I learnt so much about myself and others." Darcy, 16

"It’s changed my perspective on life and how I see things." Teresa, 15

"I shared some of my personal experiences, and afterwards I felt so relieved." Kim, 16

"It’s made me more confident and I feel more motivated with life." Jordy, 15

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I found the family I’ve been waiting for for 15 years. Darcy, 16

I learned to not give up on myself - I can push through whatever I want. George, 15

It helped me find who I really was. Levi, 16

I’ve learnt so much about myself. I’ve gotten to know other people. I had a mad time! Nadia, 17

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Reach aims to improve the wellbeing of young people, and this is ensured in three important ways:

  1. By creating safe and non-judgemental spaces where young people are able to express themselves and connect with others.
  2. By delivering 100% youth-led workshops, to maximise the impact of positive wellbeing messages.
  3. By supporting young people to have access to the services they need, to get the most out of the workshop and their lives.

Find out more about student wellbeing


Our approach to wellbeing wraps around each of our workshops.


Our workshops are 100% youth-led – this unique approach maximises the impact of positive wellbeing messages.

Young people say they can relate to the crew because they speak honestly and openly about their own journey and challenges, without preaching.

Download the Reach Wellbeing Policy


A young person is part of broader community, which can include their family, school and/or broader community networks and supports.

We ensure that young people have the supports in place to maximise the benefit of their experience in a Reach workshop. We can help young people to access additional support, if they need, outside of their engagement with Reach. For workshops that are facilitated within the school context, we provide secondary consultation and skill development opportunities to teachers, to better enable them to support their young people.


Our crew are an integral part of Reach; it is the peer led component of our work that has the greatest impact on the outcomes for young people.

The crew participate in a multi-layered training and development program which:

  • Strengthens their ability to build connections with young people and develop their group facilitation skills. 
  • Guides their understanding of the issues young people face and their capacity to appropriately respond.
  • Develops their capacity to identify those young people who would benefit from some additional support following a workshop, and obtain that support from a member of Reach’s Wellbeing Team.

There are a series of systems and processes in place at Reach which ensure the wellbeing of all young people.

These systems and processes are informed by legislation and best practice and shape the way in which we recruit staff and volunteers, provide support to staff and the crew as well as well as respond to safety issues. 


Reach’s Wellbeing Team of social workers, psychologists and counsellors provides integrated support to ensure the wellbeing of both young people participating in workshops, and the young people facilitating workshops.

This includes shaping the design of workshops, supporting young people during workshops and providing mechanisms to support organisation-wide professional practice. 


There are times when young people may need additional support.

The following is a list of support services that offer telephone, face to face and online counselling, as well as information across a range of topics and issues.

Lifeline Aus

Lifeline is a confidential telephone crisis support service available 24 hours a day seven days a week. You can call them from a landline, payphone or mobile. They are there to talk to people who are thinking about suicide.

13 11 14

Kids Helpline

Kids Helpline is free, private and confidential telephone and online counselling specifically for people aged between 5 and 25.

1800 55 1800

Byond Blue

Beyondblue have mental health professionals available to talk with on the phone as well as online. You can talk to them about any of your concerns – big or small

1300 22 4636


Headspace is the national youth mental health foundation. They help young people who are going through a tough time. They provide health advice, support and information.


eHeadspace is an online and telephone service that supports young people and their families going through a tough time.

1800 650 890

 1800 Respect 2

This is the National Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Family Violence, Counselling Services.

1800 737 732


ReachOut is an online youth mental health service.


For concerns about the immediate safety of a child (anyone aged under 18) contact the Child Protection Crisis Line.

13 21 11 NSW

13 12 78 VIC


The parentline supports and nurtures positive, caring relationships between parents children, teenagers and the significant other people who are important to the well-being of families.

The Family Relationship Advice Line

Provides you with information about services to help people maintain healthy relationships, information about the family law system, advice on family separation issues and the impact on children as well as referral to a range of other services to help with family relationship and family separation issues.

Suicide Call Back Service

Suicide Call Back Service provides free phone, video & online counselling for anyone affected by suicide.

Switchboard (LGBTIQ)

Switchboard is a free telephone and web counselling, referral and information service for the Victorian and Tasmanian lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) communities and their supporters.