Mental toughness for student adelaide, melbourne, sydney, brisbane, Perth

90 min all of year level
Half Day up to 50 Participants

Onsite, Virtual, Conference


Australia Wide F2F + International Virtual Delivery

Mental Toughness

Mental Toughness 4C’s | Student Personal Development | Positive Education Speaker 

Mental Toughness 4 C’s is a highly visual, interactive, relevant and inclusive workshop.

What is Mental Toughness?

  • Can We Assess and Develop It?

Mental Toughness is a moderately plastic personality trait that determines how individuals respond mentally to stress, pressure, opportunity and challenge.

Research shows that Mental Toughness correlates closely with performance, well-being, positive behaviour and aspirations. It has a significant impact on most key outcomes in the world of education, and it applies to leaders and staff as well as to students.

Our student Mental toughness 4C’s workshop overview:

  • An introduction to Mental Toughness? Short description of history and applications.
  • Debunk the myths of Mental Toughness
  • The 4c’s Control, Commitment, Challenge, Confidence
    Each core area is unpacked with an explanation of the concept, a compelling facilitator story and strategies to build the area and engaging and inclusive activity.
  • Students give strength-based feedback in small groups using VIA Strengths cards in the last activity. (GOLD!)
  • Option to include a free self-assessment in the handout provided or  MTQ 48 student assessment

MTQ48 Education – Suitable for 11 to 17 years
We recommend a half or full-day program when using the reports- an option for Student Leaders or Mentors

As a concept, Mental Toughness embraces other well-known concepts and ideas such as resilience, grit, mindset, learned optimism and learned pessimism and most definitions of character. We can also incorporate VIA Character strengths for a full-day session.

“I enjoyed the strengths cards with the blindfold activity. The area about confidence had the biggest impact because I usually lack it a bit.” Luke Year 11 Cabra College

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Mental Toughness Interactive Keynote
200+ Yr 11 Cabra College Students 90 mins

Mental toughness workshop for students

Who is This For?

For student leaders in schools or universities. Visuals and stories are tailored to suit the demographic, age and stage of life.

Interactive and energetic in-person delivery supports positive culture and connection.

We happily tailor to the values, visions or objectives of the university or school.

School Flow on Benefits

Why invest in a student workshop?

The specific message that you want your students to hear is delivered by us independently. Our research and strategies are the latest from the fields of positive psychology, neuroscience and mental toughness.

Each of your students is appreciated for their uniqueness and individuality. We have the experience to work across a broad spectrum with a firm belief that personal leadership and good habits starts in the student years.

Expert Facilitators

Jane Wundersitz: Keynote Plenary Speaker, Conference, Large Group and Student Leadership Teams, Positive Education for Teachers and Students Executive and Leadership, Public Sector, Employee and Team development | Australia Wide | Adelaide | Canberra | Sydney | Perth | Alice Springs | Brisbane |Darwin | Hobart | Regional | Mt Gambier

Kasey Lloyd: Large Group and Student Leadership Teams, Positive Education for Teachers and Students | Brisbane | Gold Coast | Cairns

Anna Glynn: Large Group and Student Leadership Teams, Positive Education for Teachers and Students | Melbourne | Sydney

Mary- Ellen Catchpole: Large Group and Student Leadership Teams, Positive Education for Teachers and Students| Hobart

Profile Options or Pre-work

VIA Strengths Assessment

GRIT Assessment

Student Mental Toughness


In-person – Suitable for large groups of up to 250 students at tables or students seated in circles of eight. Often in auditoriums, gymnasiums or similar.

We bring table, whiteboards, workshop cards and handouts required for the workshop. AV supplied by the client.

Leadership teams – on site or locations.

This is What Our Clients Thought

"Insightful. I enjoyed the group activities and learning how to control my thinking. The commitment bit had the biggest impact because I find it hard to stick to goals."

AliciaStudent Evaluation Comments

"I enjoyed the cards with the blindfold. The area about confidence had the biggest impact because I usually lack it a bit."

LukeStudent Evaluation Comments

"Thank you Jane and Women in Stem Uni SA for an important workshop on Mental Toughness. A timely reminder to take a step back from busy schedules and pay attention to important skills that help boost positive wellbeing."

Lydia EWomen in STEM University of South Australia

"Interesting to learn about being mentally strong. Also learning to sometimes do the right thing for myself."

LorenceCabra Dominican College Year 11 Wellbeing Week workshop 2 hrs interactive workshop for 180 students

We had wonderful feedback - positive, fun and great content covered. Thank you

JulieDianella Secondary |Perth | Education Support Centre

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