Creating and building connected relationships with people of all ages is vital for engagement and achievement.

Just like spending time with close friends, we love to share our stories, talk about the things that we enjoy doing, and discuss our passions.

When we create connected relationships with our students, colleagues, and families, we can not only expect great results, but we can also expect more happiness and fulfillment within ourselves.

Relationships are what make being a human special.



Our kids face numerous hurdles to happiness: the physical, psychological, and social pressures of growing up in a changing world dominated by social media and the ‘busyness’ of our lives.

Most adults take their ability to cope with what life throws at them for granted. But that is an ability we’ve had to learn. We can support our kids to develop these ‘executive skills’ from a young age. The sooner we can equip our kids the better.

As adults, we have a critical role to play in helping our kids develop these skills, but we have to make time to do it.

I want to give adults the tools to build strong relationships with their children to help everyone experience success.

Relationship based Education (RbE)

As the Mental Health and Wellbeing Leader at a primary school on the Bellarine Peninsula, I engaged the services of John Hendry OAM to help us to implement Relationship based Education, a program endorsed by Parents Victoria.

'The basic elements of a quality relationship are trust, forgiveness, integrity, hope (optimism), and compassion. Each of these are important individually, but in concert they substantiate the relationship. Each is established upon “giving” for without giving, none authentically function.' John Hendry OAM.

To find out about my involvement with John Hendry and RbE, click here to find out more...


If we get our relationships right, everything else falls into place.

John Hendry, OAM

The quality of relationships in our schools and communities is a matter of priority.

Andrew Fuller, Clinical Psychologist

Relationships are the number one predictor of a long and happy life.

Donna Cross, Professor of Child and Adolescent Health, ECU, WA