Thriving 2019 has come to an end and the year seems to have flown by! So we decided to take a final 2019 moment and reflect on some of our favourite moments and achievements. Importantly, we also wanted to take the time to extend our many thanks to all of those who have been involved and supported #TeamThriving in 2019.
Thriving grew, expanded and developed our services throughout 2019. This would not have been possible without the help and support of our partners Telethon 7 and UWA, staff, volunteers and of course the Thriving families. So thank you for the ongoing hard-work, commitment, support and feedback we receive and that allows us to conquer our goals and tackle any speed-bumps along the way.
Now, let's sit back and enjoy a enjoy a quick snapshot of #Thriving2019
Over the last few years, thanks to our valuable partners, we have been able to pursue our not-for-profit objectives and grow. And now we have officially ditched the training wheels to stand on our own two feet as a fully-fledged independent health promotion charity! We are looking forward to not only continuing our partnerships, but also our fundraising initiatives in 2020 and building on our charitable endeavours to support the health of young people into the future!
TeamThriving embraced this years Telethon Weekend theme "Paint the Town Red" and took part in the Telethon beneficiaries expo at Perth Convention Centre. Telethon with the support of the WA community, raised over $42 million to support WA kids and young people.
Our programs and services would not be possible without our INCREDIBLE staff. 2019 saw some sad goodbyes but also many happy "Hello's" including our favourite #ThrivingDog Ernie!
Our Thriving AfterSchool program continued to receive support from UWA and Telethon 7 and supported over 100 families to take part each term in 1-on-1 or small group programs
Enrolments are now open for Term 1 - 2020. Check our website for details!
ThrivingMinds team continued to run and expand our education services including training in Teen Mental Health First Aid, and a tour to Melbourne and Sydney to deliver Mental Health First Aid for allied health professionals.
Keep your eyes peeled for our 2020 education calendar to be release in January
Thriving Shop Launched! Our online store showcases Thriving in all shapes and sizes, from T-shirts and Hoodies to Keep Cups. And most importantly, all proceeds from our store go directly back into supporting our programs and families to access services.
Research & Impact:
Kemi Wright (Director) delivered a podcast for Exercise & Sport Science Australia (ESSA) titled: Empowering Parents to Promote Children's Physical Activity.
Thriving has been featured in UWA "Thank You - Philanthropic Journey" booklet for 2019, with Founding Director Dr Bonnie Furzer discussing Thriving programs and projects which are "making the path to healthy activity more accessible" (Read More Here)
Academic impact by TeamThriving in 2019 include:
Incorporating exercise professionals in mental health settings: An Australian perspective Fibbins, H., Lederman, O., Morell, R., Furzer, B., Wright, K. & Stanton, R., Mar 2019, In : Journal of Clinical Exercise Physiology. 8, 1, p. 21-25
Physiological characteristics, self-perceptions, and parental support of physical activity in children with, or at risk of, developmental coordination disorder. Wright, K., Furzer, B., Licari, M., Thornton, A., Dimmock, J., Naylor, L., Reid, S.