Innovatively addressing escalating youth mental health: Qualitative outcomes from a population based skill building positivity resilience program

Theresa Novak, Justin Scanlan, Chris Chapparo

THERESA NOVAK (BA App. Sci. Occupational Therapy; Dip. Management). With two decades experience working in the areas of fitness, wellbeing, life coaching and positive mental health, she has extensive experience in individual interventions, group work, staff management, education and training. She has headed up research teams, published on sensory interventions in mental health and is currently researching the Boomerang Effect Program in schools. She is passionate about promoting positive mental health, wellbeing, resilience and teaching the tools to flourish in the 21st Century and is currently in the role of company director.