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Where There’s a Will Power of YOU Challenge is coming – are you ready for it?

May 4, 2020 - June 30, 2020


Hello to all our Upper Hunter families.  Here’s a heads up.  Where There’s a Will have teamed up with 4 of our local Chalkies (teachers for those not in the know!), to create a program to support each of us through the coming days, weeks and months ahead.   For all of us, life as we know it has changed dramatically, very quickly.  We are all in uncharted waters here.  The impacts of isolation on our wellbeing is a REAL concern. We have recently experienced the effects of ongoing drought followed by devastating bushfires.  We have had to dig deep to uncover our resilience and grit, and as we uncovered through the WTAW series of podcasts last year (on our website if you missed it), the pathway to achieve this actually lies within you.

Over the past three years WTAW has trained over 500 pre, primary and secondary school teachers in Visible Wellbeing, and over 200 adults to learn about strengths based parenting.  As a result, over 5,000 of our Upper Hunter students spend very day at school learning skills and tools to help them thrive regardless of the situation.  Now is the time to draw on that training, and develop it even further and to share with our families, neighbours, colleagues, sports teams, community, EVERYONE.  This is the challenge.

The WTAW Power of YOU is a daily challenge for each of us.   It will run daily for 6 weeks and  it is a bit like a tasting plate for all things Positive.  During Week 1 you will be invited to discover your own unique character strengths.  What are your top 5 character strengths?  How can you use them to your advantage?  Every day you will be introduced to an idea,  an action, and challenged to practice and share this idea.   The following weeks will take you on a journey of PERMA, which for many of you is already a part of your language.  These are the 5 elements when combined with your strengths, help determine how we deal with life’s ups and downs.  What kind of shape are you going to be in when the doors open and social distancing is a thing of the past?  Will you be in the starting blocks ready to go, fit to face the world?  We are challenging you to join us on a fun journey of discovering what makes you who you are.  These are real skills that are with you for life, tools that you can draw on in times of adversity and an understanding of how you can not just survive in life, but THRIVE.

And, We want YOU!  All of you, mums, dads, kids, businesses, farmers, stud hands, miners, chemists, doctors – our emergency services – SES, RFS, VRA, Police, Ambo’s, NSWFR, – challenge yourselves and each other, and HAVE FUN!  And of course this is absolutely free.

The Power of You Challenge will provide you with a taste to enable you to be the very best version of you when you re-enter society, and into the future.

Are You Ready For It?



May 4, 2020
June 30, 2020
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