Treasure

Supporting Teens to live a brave life

Are more and more young people feeling overwhelmed, anxious and disconnected in your community?

In a world where

  • comparison seems to be programmed into the DNA of young people,
  • online identity and social pressure is prevalent, and,
  • emotional overwhelm is sabotaging growth and development,

the number of young people becoming disengaged is on the rise.

The mental health statistics are real, and the experiences that young people are facing are evolving.

It’s time for a new model of support to ensure all young people have the opportunity to thrive. 

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Welcome to Treasure Teens

An innovative project teaching young people how to develop a powerful mindset and strengthen their emotional muscle so they can live bravely.

This project is here to increase emotional intelligence, build resilience, strengthen courage and support young people to confidently embrace change and navigate their direction in life.

Treasure goes beyond awareness and information sharing. It’s more than a motivational talk. It is a unique program that combines real life experiences and practical and effective tools so every young person can create a healthy and safe life.

  • Designed specifically for young people aged 12-19.
  • Delivered through a workshop-based model to Schools and Youth Groups throughout Western Australia.
  • Strengthening youth autonomy, confidence, resilience and happiness.
  • Highlighting positive individual, social and community relationships, while maximising learning and empowerment.
  • With 7 workshops to choose from, there is something for every school, youth group and young person.


For Schools

Treasure elevates your student engagement while focusing on Student Care and Wellbeing.

The workshops compliment the Health Studies Curriculum and your established Student Services Team.

They highlight positive individual, social and community relationships, while maximising student learning, empowerment and happiness.

Sessions are flexible and can match your timetable to ensure minimal disruption to students and staff.

Treasure is outcome focused and has been linked with the SCSA Curriculum for Health Studies.


For Youth Groups

Treasure works alongside your mission and values to strengthen engagement, increase empowerment and build individual capacity in your community.

The workshops can be tailored to meet the needs of your Youth Group.

Supporting local Youth Centres, Sporting Clubs, Performing Arts Clubs and other various Youth Groups.

Treasure is impact focused – the program follows an ‘awareness and action’ model teaching young people how to take responsibility for their choices and achieve their goals.

Sarah possesses a rare and incredibly powerful combination of warmth, passion, empathy, energy and emotional intelligence. She is an outstanding counsellor, youth worker, mentor and motivational speaker. Sarah is down-to-earth, sincere, approachable and genuinely cares about improving lives and maximising the potential of the young people she works with. Sarah has an incredible ability to connect with even the most withdrawn and traumatised of students. I recommend Sarah wholeheartedly and unreservedly. 

Ms Amor-Robertson, Deputy Principal Cyril Jackson Senior Campus Intensive English Centre

Treasure Teens Sarah

Hi, I’m Sarah
Founder and Facilitator of Treasure Teens

I’ve been professionally supporting young people in our community for almost a decade. I’ve seen, first-hand the complexities young people are experiencing and the ever-increasing demand and pressure to increase care and wellness that is placed within the community setting.

My various youth focused roles have given me a diverse range of skills and knowledge that I use to provide targeted support through Treasure. I have specialised experience working with young people at-risk in the community and supporting them to take meaningful steps towards their goals.

I also have almost 4 years direct experience working within the Department of Education, working as a front line worker with the Student Services Team at Greenwood College. This experience has shaped the structure and delivery of the workshops. 

Treasure provides a unique platform for me to personally connect with young people and professionally support them to live well. I share various life experiences including, the passing of a loved one to suicide, to ensure a personal connection can be made with the young people and to create a sense of oneness and community.

Qualifications: I have a Bachelor Degree of Social Sciences, Major in Youth Work, a Diploma of Counselling and a Certificate in Health and Wellness Coaching. I received a finalist nomination in the Youth Work WA awards in 2018 and I also have a National Police Certificate and a current Working with Children Check.

THE TREASURE APPROACH

STRENGTH-BASED

Every workshop is delivered following a strength-based model. Treasure is focused on empowerment and believes that every young person is resourceful and has the capacity to live well. Delivering the workshops using this approach increases autonomy and resilience. There is a strong focus on building individual self-awareness and self-regulation skills to increase positive emotions and experiences.

EARLY RESPONSE

Treasure provides a foundation of skills and knowledge that can be applied throughout the young person’s teen life and in their adult life. Sharing these tools now increases the possibilities for each young person to live well and it also helps each person to become aware of when they need to ask for external help to support them to thrive.

PERSONAL

Each workshop is tailored to ensure the target group receives relatable and appropriate support. Treasure support is flexible and aims to work in context with the young people – I will also ensure that relevant youth friendly language is applied. With groups that have less than 30 young people, there is an interactive activity that encourages discussion and person-to-person support, which will be facilitated to increase positive peer relationships.

INTERACTIVE

We believe that effective student engagement goes hand-in-hand with interactive content and activities. Each Treasure workshop is full of relevant information and is delivered in a variety of methods including focus groups, activities, discussion and games. We want the students to walk away feeling motivated, inspired and energised. We also encourage positive interactions between the supervising staff and the student.

TOOLKIT

Treasure gives each young person a platform of consistent support through the creation of a personalised toolkit. Every workshop has a strong focus on supporting young people to start taking ownership of their life – how they connect and interact with themselves and others. Treasure incorporates youth-friendly strategies and practices that each young person can use to strengthen their confidence, autonomy, courage and self-belief.

IMPACT

Treasure follows a ‘wrap-around service’ support approach, influencing positive outcomes and long-term impact for each young person. Whether in a school setting or with a youth group, I will work to compliment your values and care goals. The workshops have a multi-layer focus both internal (within your community – school/youth group) and external (outside of your community – school/youth group), providing each young person with limitless possibilities to create positive change.

THE TREASURE WORKSHOPS

YEAR 7-10 / AGES 12-16

#1 Comparison 101, #2 Becoming Brave, #3 Bounce Back & #4 Fearless

Group Capacity -> 30-100 individuals per workshop

Duration -> 60-90 minutes (flexible)

Cost -> $299 AUD (based on a 60 minute workshop)

#1 Comparison 101

Comparison 101 talks about the impact of living with comparison, and highlights the benefits of creating a comparison-free mindset. Each young person will learn how to create a comparison-free mindset following the simple and youth friendly steps.

  • This workshop focuses on unpacking comparison. The group will learn the what’s, when’s, how’s and why’s of comparison. 

    Comparison 101 will support each young person to learn about self-reflection, how to identify comparison and understand the harmful impact comparison can have on their life. The group will learn how to transform comparison so they can live and grow confidently. I also cover safe online presence, developing positive relationships and how to become a comparison warrior to support their peers.

    This workshop is highly engaging using group discussion and focus topics to create a sense of community throughout the group. Each young person will leave feeling empowered and inspired to create positive change.

#2 Becoming Brave

Becoming Brave supports young people to build an unbreakable relationship with themselves. This workshop gives a deeper understanding of emotions, teaches the tools needed to live a brave life and highlights the power of peer support. 

  • The exposure teenagers experience in today’s world is immense – constantly flooded by social media platforms with images, videos and recordings of others. The impact on creating individual identity with this external influence has proven extremely challenging and displays a risk to the safe exploration and discovery every young person has the right to experience. This workshop targets the importance of creating a positive personal relationship and teaches young people how to become emotionally aware so they can learn to safely explore and discover who they are bravely.

    The themes of comparison, emotional intelligence, confidence and self-belief are covered throughout this workshop. This workshop is interactive and encourages group discussion and reflective practices.

#3 Bounce Back

This workshop teaches young people how to overcome set backs and strengthen their resilience so they can learn and grow after they experience a challenging situation. Bounce Back teaches how to identify and understand the concept of self-talk. 

  • Knock backs don’t have to be long lasting and they don’t have to completely stilt development and happiness. This workshop teaches the group how to recreate their internal dialogue to supercharge their resilience, optimism and approach to life. Bounce Back will support each young person to harness the power of self-talk so they can let go of any setback and start maximising their potential to learn, grow and succeed.

    This workshop teaches young people how to identify and regulate their emotions and helps each young person create their own self-care kit to help them thrive. 

    Delivered on a foundation of empowerment, Bounce Back is a powerful workshop that will have your group engaged for the entire session.


#4 FEARLESS

BEST VALUE AND HIGHEST IMPACT

Fearless highlights the key content from Comparison 101, Becoming Brave and Bounce Back.

The group will spend the day with the Founder of Treasure – Sarah Asher. Sarah will share incredible insights, facilitate interactive activities and focus groups. Sarah will teach the group how to master a comparison-free mindset so they can thrive and feel confident to achieve their goals.

THIS FULL DAY IMMERSION ALLOWS EACH YOUNG PERSON TO WALK-THE-TALK AND PUT INTO PRACTICE THE TOOLS AND STRATEGIES THAT TREASURE TEACHES SO THEY CAN ACHIEVE LONG-TERM POSITIVE CHANGE. 

Also in the spotlight throughout the day is VISION. Sarah will support the group to understand the importance of having a vision for their life and she will show each young person how to design their own vision which inspires and motivates them to create positive change.

THIS WORKSHOP IS UNDOUBTEDLY THE MOST POWERFUL AND IS THE ALL-ROUNDER OF SUPPORT.

*Fearless is broken up into engaging and interactive mini-workshops throughout the day

*Timetable of Fearless can be matched with your group needs

*This workshop is perfect for a school or a youth group

*Maximum of 100 participants

*$1399 AUD

THE TREASURE WORKSHOPS

YEAR 10-12 / AGES 16-19

#5 Owning You & #6 Chapters

Group Capacity -> 30-100 individuals per workshop

Duration -> 60-90 minutes (flexible)

Cost -> $299 AUD (based on a 60 minute workshop)

#5 Owning You

Owning You is designed specifically for older teens. This workshop focuses on developing a comparison-free life by breaking down limiting beliefs, building emotional intelligence and creating an ownership of individual thoughts, actions and connection.

  • This workshop supports young people aged 16-19 to confidently stand in their own light, follow their passion, believe in their purpose and confidently create the life they want for themselves. Owning You shines light on individuality, independence and connection. It explores unlimited potential and aims to draw out passions and skills through empowerment.

#6 Chapters

Chapters highlights the different experiences that present in life and provides the group with a unique skill set so they can navigate their next steps confidently and compassionately. This workshop amplifies courage and what it means to truly live a brave life.

  • This workshop is a fantastic foundation of support for older teens who are ready to take responsibility for their next steps in life. Chapters covers comparison as a young adult, the traditional stages of growing up and highlights the transition from where they are now and the experiences to come. This workshop offers a specialist set of tips and tools to support every young person to thrive. 

THE TREASURE WORKSHOPS

YOUTH LEADERSHIP GROUP/SCHOOL COUNCILLORS

Group Capacity -> 30 individuals per workshop

Duration -> 60 minutes (flexible) or Full day Leadership Immersion

Cost -> $299 AUD (based on a 60 minute workshop) or $1399 AUD for Full day


#7 Champion

Champion builds powerful leaders focusing on innovation and creative expression.

 The group will learn how to become the leader of their own life. Then each young person will be taught how to use this new knowledge to create a ripple effect of positive influence for their community. Each leadership group will discover how to implement effective change that is respectful and inclusive. This workshop focuses on understanding empathy and compassion so that interventions can be designed appropriately for long-lasting impact.

Leadership is strengthened and expanded through group discussions, interactive activities and reflective practices. The group will be ready to take inspired action to influence positive change throughout their community.


Impact & Outcomes

Youth Groups:

  • Increasing each young person’s autonomy, resilience and happiness
  • Building compassion, awareness and strengthening the emotional muscle
  • Individual, peer and wider community impact – sense of belonging, value and ownership
  • Developing positive social relationships to increase connection

Schools:

  • Treasure works to compliment your Student Care Team and the Health Studies Curriculum
  • We’ve matched the Treasure impact and outcomes to the SCSA Curriculum (click the download button)


How is Treasure different?

Treasure goes beyond awareness and information sharing. It is a unique program that encourages application and engagement so every young person can create a healthy and safe life. Treasure has the flexibility to delve into the elements that influence a person’s mental health.

We believe that there are fantastic programs available to teens that are already established in the community. Run by various organisations, these programs target a specific delivery of support which offers incredible awareness raising and support.

However, we have done our research and Treasure brings something new to the table.

Rather than focusing on mental health at a surface level or from a reactive state, we go deeper. Treasure highlights the core elements that make up a person’s mental health focusing on self-connection, community-connection, belief patterns, emotional regulation, comparison-awareness, identity, confidence and courage.

Treasure uses a unique approach to talk about positive mental wellness and teaches practical and effective strategies that each young person can start utilising in their every day lives.

We go beyond the face-to-face workshops. Treasure can also work with your school or youth group to create a tailored program that is delivered throughout the term or year. Treasure can also work with your staff, your parents and your wider community.

Treasure is also online – there is a fantastic, youth-friendly Instagram account which provides a positive online social connection for the young people. We share regular tip, tools and practical strategies to encourage young people to continue to live bravely after the face-to-face workshops.

Treasure also makes sure there is the opportunity for growth and development after we have been to your school or youth group. That’s why we share the ‘Tips & Tools’ guide with your staff. This is an incredible resource that has practical and effective strategies young people can use to live bravely. This is also a fantastic professional development addition.


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FAQ’s

    • A space large enough for the target group – for larger groups, a performing arts theatre or a gym works well, for smaller groups, a meeting room or a classroom are great, chairs are preferred
    • A projector with working sound
    • Adequate staff supervision
  • 1x 60-minute workshop is $299AUD

    1x full day is $1399AUD

    There are 2x full day options (Fearless and Champion) or you can choose 4,5 or 6 different workshops to total a full day.

  • Treasure is servicing Western Australian Schools and Youth Groups. If you are interested in hosting a workshop for your School or Youth Group outside of this region, please get in touch with Sarah below.

  • Youth Groups: Treasure works to compliment your established mission and values to ensure a wrap-around service model is used.

    Schools: Treasure works alongside your School’s Care Team and Health Program. Treasure links with the SCSA guidelines and is outcome focused on increasing student health and wellbeing.


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