beyondblue SenseAbility Sense of Future Module

Irwin, Stephen, Sheffield, Jeanie and Holland-Thompson, Kristina beyondblue SenseAbility Sense of Future Module. Australia: Beyondblue Limited, 2010.

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Author Irwin, Stephen
Sheffield, Jeanie
Holland-Thompson, Kristina
Title beyondblue SenseAbility Sense of Future Module
Place of Publication Australia
Publisher Beyondblue Limited
Publication year 2010
Sub-type Research book (original research)
Series SenseAbility Suite
ISBN 9781921821004
Language eng
Start page 1
End page 95
Total number of pages 95
Collection year 2011
Year available 2010
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Welcome to the Sense of Future Module, one of the seven modules of beyondblue’s SenseAbility Suite.

SenseAbility is designed to help enhance and maintain resilience and psychological wellbeing in young people (ages 12–18) by building their social and emotional skills. Young people who possess sound social and emotional skills are generally better able to cope with the stressors of daily life. They also tend to have better relationships with their parents, teachers and peers, and perform better academically. Very importantly, having these skills makes it less likely that a young person will experience a significant mental health problem in the future.

This suite of modules uses a strength-based approach that asks students to concentrate less on things that they think might be ‘wrong’ with themselves or their world, and focus more on the things that are okay or good, and which they can capitalise on. For example, they might not have the body they think is ideal, but that body still allows them to move and talk and eat and feel. They may not be the most popular person in class, but they might still possess valued qualities like loyalty or the ability to share a joke, or take good care of their siblings. In short, if students take their focus away from ‘faults’ and ‘defects’ and build instead on their inherent qualities and things that they are competent or skilled at, they open themselves up to more opportunities to be satisfied in life.

The SenseAbility Suite covers six separate but interlinked life ‘Senses’; it also covers ‘Essential Skills’– important life and interaction skills often needed to cope with the changes and challenges of everyday life.
Q-Index Code AX
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Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes The program is made up of seven modules including a DVD which accompanies the Essential Skills module and a CD with downloadable curriculum materials and resources:

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