Reach workshops aim to create a safe space where young people feel supported to take positive risks and express themselves honestly.
Within the safe and non-judgmental environment that is created during many Reach workshops, participants have opportunities to share and as a result may disclose personal information regarding past or current challenging or traumatic experiences. These may include trauma, bullying, suicidal thoughts or divorce.
It is common and quite normal for students who have chosen to express themselves to experience an emotional response (such as crying). In most cases, students will require no more than understanding and support from peers and teachers. Occasionally however, professional follow-up may be necessary due to the nature of the topic raised by a student.
For school-based programs such as Secondary School and Rookys Workshops, Reach requires that a school counsellor, psychologist, welfare coordinator or pastoral care worker attend the workshop and be available to provide follow-up support to students if necessary.
Reach Wellbeing Professionals (social workers, psychologists or counsellors) are present at Heroes Days, Leadership Days, Grounded, and all community-based workshops.
For the specific requirements of a particular workshop please refer to the Workshop Overview or Booking Form, available under the Workshops section of the website.
Reach Wellbeing Professionals are available to provide secondary consultation to school staff upon request. If you would like to speak to a Reach Wellbeing Professional please call (02) 8218 9200 (NSW) or (03) 9412 0900 (all other states).