Looking After Me
Looking After ME was developed by Hawthorn Football Club in 2016 and has been designed to address important lifestyle challenges faced by young people in the community.
In Victoria, the program is run over three weeks with a focus on nutritional health, mental health and physical activity. Statistics show that one in seven primary school children have a mental illness and one in four primary school children are overweight or obese. Hawthorn Football Club aims to decrease these numbers through Looking After ME by delivering meaningful program content linked to key areas of the Victorian Curriculum. The program has been successfully delivered to more than 30 primary schools in Melbourne’s Eastern region in 2017.
Looking After ME is also offered online throughout Tasmania and aims to address issues relating to nutrition and physical activity in a way that encourages long-lasting behavioural change.
Looking After ME is delivered as a six topic online unit of work, that school teachers can implement sequentially or individually to suit the needs of their school and/or students. All program activities and resources have links to the Australian Curriculum for years three to six.
Looking After ME is currently implemented in more than 60 Tasmanian schools (almost one third of Tasmanian primary schools).
Please visit our Looking After Me webpage for further information on the program.