The Resilience Project - Hugh Van Cuylenburg
Wednesday 02nd August 2017, 7:00pmMary Herring Hall, Toorak College
Hugh has been working in education for over 13 years. Starting out as a primary school teacher, he then moved into a position working in a secondary setting with disengaged adolescents. The highlight of his teaching career was the year he spent in the far north of India volunteering and living at an underprivileged school in the Himalayas. It was here that he discovered resilience in its purest form.
Inspired by this experience Hugh returned to Melbourne and commenced working on his own programs for schools. ‘The Resilience Project’ was born. After completing his post graduate studies in mental health and resilience, Hugh developed and facilitated programs for over 300 schools Australia wide. In 2015, the National Rugby League asked Hugh to design and implement a program for every club in the competition. Off the back of the success of the NRL program, Cricket Australia were quick to follow for all their professional sides. Hugh has also worked closely with the Australian Netball team and 11 of the AFL sides.
Hugh’s story is truly inspiring. His message of “resilience” and the profound impact that this has on young people’s lives is one not to be missed.