Ladder recently hosted two successful Wellness Workshops for participants engaged in Step Up programs in Sydney and the Latrobe Valley.

In the first workshop, participants heard from a qualified beautician and small business owner, a teacher and a gym owner. Two of the guest speakers also competed in the Commonwealth Games for Women’s wrestling. In this Q&A style workshop, young people learnt about a number of relevant topics including overcoming challenges, resilience, improving time management, sacrifices and rewards.

In the second workshop, the young people heard from a Western Sydney mentor and NRL Super league athlete Suaia Matagi, who shared their life experiences, overcoming fears and changes in decision making. GWS GIANTS Community Engagement Coordinator Omar Elrayes closed out the workshop with discussions and activities around having a positive mindset: “Flip the script”.

The young people enjoyed engaging in conversations with the Ladder team and special guests online and walked away feeling inspired. We look forward to hosting more opportunities like this in future.