Available at participating high schools, Uplift is a FREE group fitness program for anyone aged 14-18 who would like to work out in a community and learn some mental wellbeing skills to commit to improving their mental and physical health. By providing free access to physical and mental training in a structured, supportive environment, Uplift will have you feeling your best self in no time.

Uplift discusses six topics in conjunction with fun and challenging physical exercise to best support your physical and mental wellbeing, including:

  • Support
  • Resilience
  • Connection
  • Values
  • Reflection
  • Action

How Uplift Works

There are two ways the Y Brisbane brings Uplift to schools:

  1. The Y Brisbane provides the incredible Uplift materials, research, and resources for your school to knock it out of the park!
  2. The Y Brisbane sends in our expert Uplift team to your school and they deliver the program directly to you!

Uplift Program Benefits

Revived self confidence

Regular exercise helps to increase self-esteem and self-concept. We're here to keep you accountable to your new self-care regime - for free!

Strengthened cognitive function

The benefits of exercise are not just physical. By keeping our weekly workouts varied and fun, Uplift helps to invigorate your focus and attention!

Improved social health

A key component of Uplift is community. Our program facilitates access to a network of supportive peers on the same journey, here to encourage you to succeed!

Reduced anxiety, stress, or anger

The impact of exercise on stress and mental wellbeing has been extensively researched. By providing our program for free, our goal is to help you see these benefits for yourself!

Contact Program Coordinator

Our team look forward to bringing Uplift to your schools. Please fill out the form and we will be in touch as soon as possible.
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