WHAT'S THE BUZZ?

What’s the Buzz? Is an evidence-based program to teach young people social and emotional intelligence, designed by Mark Le Messurier & Madhavi Nawana Parker. Life Skills Hub offers the Primary and Teenage versions of the program. 

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This version of the program is aimed at middle school aged students (aged 9-11) and runs over the course of 16 weeks. The activity-based program invites participants to explore a range of topics to better support the development of social skills by communicating the underlying social principles.  

 

Topics in this program include: 

  • Meeting people and exiting
     

  • Seeking attention 
     

  • Peer pressure; when to follow and when to go your own way 
     

  • Being friendly 
     

  • Competition; winning and losing with style 
     

  • Feelings; Yours, mine, and everyone’s 
     

  • Feelings and the warning signs
     

  • Feelings and thinking positively
     

  • Feelings and well-being 
     

  • Empathy 
     

  • Anxiety – name it and work with it 
     

  • Handling disappointment 
     

  • Bullying and bullying-styled behaviours; dealing with them 
     

  • The connecting ‘ART’ of conversation 
     

  • Self-awareness; building emotional intelligence and identity 
     

  • The value of giving encouraging feedback 

 

Format:

16 weeks.

1 hour sessions.

Max. participants: 4

Staff to client ratio: 1:4

Cost

$80.00 per session

 

Total cost of 16-week program:

 

 $1280.00

Costs are inclusive of 10 minutes preparation/individual client note writing.

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This version of the program is aimed at middle school aged students (aged 12-15) and runs over the course of 16 weeks. Unique challenges can arise in the teenage years and it can be difficult to navigate new social ‘rules’ and expectations.  

The activity-based program invites participants to explore a range of topics to better support the development of social skills by communicating what the learning intention is. By doing so, everyone has the chance to develop an awareness about 'where we're going,' 'what's been accomplished?' and 'what's left to do?'. This is part of building a predictable learning environment which assists students to tune in, be more proactive and find success. 

 

Topics in this program include: 

  • The Ins and Outs of friendships
     

  • What is a friend? 
     

  • Getting attention 
     

  • Wellbeing and social media 
     

  • Empathy
     

  • Resilience 
     

  • Dealing with disappointment (loss and grief) 
     

  • Handling anxiety 
     

  • Responding to dominating behaviours 
     

  • Being hurt, trolled or abused online
     

  • Maintaining friendships; feedback and compliments 
     

  • Effective listening 
     

  • Competition; winning and losing
     

  • Charity; acts of kindness 
     

  • Perseverance
     

  • Self-identity 

Format:

16-weeks

1 hour sessions

4 people per group

 

Cost

$80.00 per session

 

Total cost of 16-week program:

 

 $1280.00

Costs are inclusive of 10 minutes preparation/individual client note writing.

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For more information, please visit the official What's The Buzz? website here