Modules

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our program modules

The modules for our school programs are listed below. Please note:

  • Our PRIDE program has 5 core modules – the remaining 3 sessions can be any combination of our other modules.
  • For ‘Design Your Own’ programs, you may select any combination of the 14 modules. Silence is Deadly is our foundation module and is usually the best module to run first.

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foundation Module

Silence is deadly – it ain’t weak to speak

Aim
To encourage young guys to seek advice or help for the challenges they face rather than internalise them; and, to provide advice on how young guys can support their friends who are struggling.

Content
Guys find it hard to talk about problems and ask for help. They often stay silent about the real issues in their lives, issues we can all have from time to time, like bullying, anxiety, getting dumped, or feeling sad all the time. This module challenges the view that asking for help or advice is a weakness. It encourages guys to open up about what is troubling them and some tips on where advice and help is available. It also provides advice on how guys can help someone else who is struggling with life’s challenges.

Duration
1 hour

Core pride modules

Your values – the real you

Aim
To help young guys develop an understanding of how values and beliefs influence attitudes and behaviours as a foundation to living a good life.

Content
This module challenges participants to think about the kind of person they want to be by focusing on values as the foundation for living a good life. By understanding how values impact on beliefs, attitudes and behaviours, young guys are asked to reflect on how they treat and themselves and other and how this reflects the values they hold. The aim of the session is to have participants think about and choose the values they want to stand for.

Duration
1 hour

making good choices

Aim
To guide young guys on how to make good decisions based on their values

Content
Due to the stage of development of their brains, young guys will often make decisions based on emotion rather than logic. This can lead to negative consequences for themselves and others. Learning to stop and think about their decisions can help avoid this outcome, particularly if the possible consequences of a decision can be measured against the values the young guy wants to be known for.

Duration
1 hour

Building Self-esteem

Aim
To help young guys understand the factors influencing how we see ourselves and develop strategies for developing a positive self-view.

Content
Low self-esteem and self-confidence can lead to anti-social behaviour such as attention seeking, self-harm and risk taking. Improving one’s self view is the key to building confidence and self-esteem. This module helps participants understand how they see themselves and why; and introduce them to the concept of positive and negative self-talk. This enables them to develop strategies to counter negative self-talk as part of a strategy to build their self-esteem and confidence.

Duration
1 hour

Positive masculinity

Aim
To help young guys understand the factors that influence our view of masculinity and manhood, including concepts such as toxic and positive masculinity.

Content
Young men are exposed to a bewildering range of influences related to being “a real man”. This module aims to guide participants in reflecting on what they think “a real man” is, the social and cultural factors that influence this belief and how they can develop their own model of masculinity while avoiding toxic behaviours and influences.

Duration
1 hour

Creating strong personal connections

Aim
Relationships are built on the fundamental principle of respect. Young guys will understand how it is applied to building positive relationships with themselves and others.

Content
Building relationships on a basis of mutual respect is an important element of developing the good men of the future. This module challenges participants to understand how their behaviour impacts those they have relationships with. They are asked to consider what respect looks, sounds and feels like with the aim of making respect the foundation of their relationships.

Duration
1 hour

other modules

positive coping

Aim
To help young guys recognise how their emotions are being expressed and will be introduced to positive coping mechanisms to build emotional resilience.

Content
Young guys are faced with challenges common to all adolescents. Physical and hormonal changes set against an often-complicated social environment can create anxiety and distress that some can find difficult to deal with. This module helps participants recognise, understand and deal positively with those emotions in order to respond to the challenges they face in a positive way.

Duration
1 hour

Dealing with Anger

Aim
To help young guys develop an understanding of what anger is, what it feels like and how to deal with it in a positive manner.

Content
Young guys react to their world instinctively, a gut reaction rather than well thought out action. As a result, anger and aggression can often rear their ugly heads in their interactions. This module helps participants understand the situations that make them angry, what anger feel like as they progress from chill to frustrated to angry to furious. They also learn some basic techniques on how to deal with other people’s anger in order to not get drawn into it themselves.

Duration
1 hour

Risk – some good, some bad

Aim
Risky behaviour can present itself in different ways; young guys will understand why people engage in risk and develop strategies to manage risk to self and others.

Content
Encourages participants to think about risk and why they engage in it. Breaks risk into three categories; learning, escaping and pressure to better understand the reasons behind each category and what can be done to mitigate or reduce the risk to self and others.

Duration
1 hour

Your digital tattoo

Aim
To help young guys understand the long-term ramifications of having a negative online presence and how to avoid them.

Content
Just like ink on skin, your digital tattoo lasts for life. Social media posts made when young can have a devastating effect at the time, but also follow you into adulthood. The tattoo can tell a lot about the person you are/were and could impact on future relationships and jobs. This module introduces participants to the perils of posting and encourages them to think about what and why they are posting before they do so.

Duration
1 hour

the three side of bullying

Aim
To help young guys understand the three sides of the bullying triangle (victim, bully, bystander),how they relate to bullying behaviour and what can be done to deal with it.

Content
Introduces participants to the bullying triangle; bully, victim and bystander and looks into the role each plays in a bullying scenario and why they do so. The aim of this module is to leverage off the positive values participants want to be known for to reduce the incidence of bullying and to encourage them to become positive and active bystanders when they see bullying occurring.

Duration
1 hour

your body your rules

Aim
To help young guys develop an understanding of the social and cultural factors that influence how we see our bodies; and develop strategies to see our bodies in a positive light.

Content
Societal and cultural pressures influence young men’s body image as much as it does females. This module helps participants understand these influences and encourages them to see their bodies in a positive light for what they can do, rather than what they look like

Duration
1 hour

Mental fitness

Aim
To help young guys develop emotional resilience.

Content
Guys’ ability to deal with the challenges in a positive way can often come down to their level of resilience. This module provides tips and strategies for young guys to deal with life’s challenges by helping them develop their mental fitness in the same way as they might develop their physical fitness. The module focuses on the importance of developing connections (with self and others), physical fitness, mindfulness, lifelong learning and giving back.

Duration
1 hour

communication – so much more than talking

Aim
To help young guys understand the concepts of verbal and non-verbal communications and how to deal constructively with verbal confrontations.

Content
An introduction to verbal and non-verbal communications and the importance of learning how to articulate their emotions. Includes elements of verbal judo and other verbal de-escalation techniques.

Duration
1 hour