Bounce Back!
Wellbeing and Resilience Program
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Bounce Back!

Bounce Back! is a multiple award winning positive education approach to wellbeing, resilience and social-emotional learning for primary school children. 

This award-winning program (now in its 3rd edition) supports teachers and schools in their efforts to promote positive mental health, wellbeing and resilience for both students and teachers and build safe and supportive class and school learning environments.

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Resilience is the capacity to cope well in times of adversity or hardship.

Resilience is the ability to bounce back from difficult times while retaining a positive sense of self.


Recognition and Awards

Our award winning Bounce Back! program was the FIRST positive education program in the world:

  • Best Teacher Resource, Australian Educational Publishers 

  • Silver Medal, Best Community Project, Perth-Kinross Council, Scotland

  • Chosen by the Victorian Department of Education and Early Childhood Development to support school recovery in bush fire regions

  • Most popular whole school Social and Emotional Learning program in KidsMatter pilot program.

  • Best Applied Community Psychology Project, Australian Psychological Society 




Toni and Helen are both educators and educational psychologists who co-authored the three editions of the Bounce Back program as well as 11 other highly regarded teacher resource books.  Helen is also a counselling psychologist in part-time private practice. They have expertise in mental health, social skills, resilience,  positive relationships, student, teacher and whole school wellbeing, effective teaching & learning and Positive Psychology/ Positive Education.

They have also collaborated on major Australian Government projects including the Australian Government’s 2011 Revision of the National Safe Schools Framework, advising and developing resources for the Safe Schools Hub, now the Student Wellbeing Hub and the Australian Government’s 2008 Scoping Study on Student Wellbeing.  Both are Adjunct Professors, Toni in the Institute for Positive Psychology and Education, Australian Catholic University and Helen at Deakin University (School of Education) and RMIT University (School of Education).


Contact Toni Noble


Contact Helen McGrath


It was a safe forum for everybody to tell the others how they cope with things, how they feel about things and how they would deal with it when things happen.
— year 5 teacher

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