This topic is based on principles from positive psychology theory, including gratitude, mindfulness and growth mindset. These activities develop resilience through teaching skills to shift one’s attitude to a more positive and healthy mindset.
These activities focus on developing social skills and interacting with others appropriately. Some examples of skills that activities target are empathy, assertiveness and helping others.
This topic aims to develop the young person’s resilience and skills to tackle obstacles that they may face. These activities also focus on identifying one’s social support structure and asking for help when needed.
JUMP is a strengths-based individual program in the form of a workbook. It is designed for a child or young person to work through with a wellbeing worker (e.g. school chaplain or youth worker). JUMP addresses five key areas, aiming to develop necessary skills, resilience and a positive sense of identity.
The JUMP program is made up of 40 standalone activities, each designed to take 15-20 minutes to complete. It is recommended that this program be delivered in 20- 30 minute sessions once a week for a year. However, the delivery of this program is flexible depending on the needs of the school and its young people.
JUMP is made up of 5 key topics, with 8 activities in each topic.