3rd Edition now available

A Positive Education approach to wellbeing, resilience and social-emotional learning

The award-winning Bounce Back program 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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Bounce Back Books

F-2   Years 3-4    Years 5-6

Each Book includes an introductory section which outlines the theory and research that underpins the program plus ten substantially revised Curriculum Units, all with updated topics and resources including new quality children’s literature and links to age appropriate websites.


10 Curriculum Units


Core values and Social Values

These units focus on developing pro-social values including values related to ethical and intercultural understanding


People Bouncing Back

This unit focuses on developing self-management strategies for coping and bouncing back



This unit focuses on strategies to find and act with courage in both everyday life and difficult circumstances


Looking on the Bright Side

This unit focuses on teaching optimistic thinking, positive tracking, being appreciative and expressing gratitude



This unit focuses on strategies for developing & boosting positive emotions and managing negative emotions



This unit focuses on explicitly teaching social skills for building relationships and maintaining friendships



This unit focuses on the use of humour as a coping skill


Being Safe

This unit focuses on strategies and skills for creating a safe class and school environment and discouraging and managing bullying incidents



This unit focuses on skills and attitudes for identifying & applying character and ability strengths, setting goals, planning, persevering (grit & the development of a growth mindset), overcoming mistakes and obstacles and being successful in achieving personal and learning goals



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What’s New?


A new ebook & a two-colour print book for the three levels F-2, 3-4, 5-6

A new section on How to use Bounce Back!

Updated research in Handbook which informs new activities 

New quality picture books, poetry, songs & age appropriate websites 

Many new curriculum activities in each unit

New Teacher Reflections on their own wellbeing and their practice in every unit

New ‘Take Home’ tasks in every unit

New section on Embedding Wellbeing into classroom and school practices in every unit

More extensive use of critical and creative thinking tools (including new tools)

New Assessment tools plus existing Assessment checklists for formative and summative assessment of student wellbeing and resilience, class connectedness & teacher reflections on practice 

Additional fun activities such as ‘Superhero Academy’ for teaching students the skills for supporting others in bullying situations

New Do’s & Don’ts Social Skills Charts + Additional Educational Games for practising social skills

New index to easily navigate the different units

New Curriculum Outcomes Correlation Charts mapped to ACARA, NSW and Victorian curriculum outcomes for English and HPE.

A new Bounce Back Family Pack 

New guidelines on implementing Bounce Back across the whole school