Schools and Education
Looking After Me
Looking after ME is a 3-week Primary School program developed by Hawthorn Football Club in 2016, which aims to address some important lifestyle challenges in the community.
Looking After ME draws on the knowledge from experts from Deakin University and Beyondblue in the nutrition and mental health field, allowing Hawthorn to develop a program containing relevant and suitable information and activities for students aged 8-10 years old.
Statistics show 1 in 7 primary school children have a mental illness and 1 in 4 primary school children are overweight or obese. With these statistics in mind, Looking After ME aims to improve the physical and mental health of primary school children, helps them to develop an appreciation for themselves and helps students develop an understanding of what they need to help their bodies to function properly.
Looking After ME’s messaging is around good health and nutrition, wellness habits, positive thoughts and mental health, addressing areas of the Victorian Curriculum, Year 3&4 Personal, Social and Community Health and Movement and Physical Activity.
For more information or to register your school in the program, email your school name and approximate number of students to participate in the program to LookingAfterMe@hawthornfc.com.au