Other programs

The Helmsman project

Other Programs

We have significant experience delivering evidence based programs designed to support young people achieve their potential. To enhance our core 8-week programs we are currently developing additional components focused on supporting young people to further develop personal capabilities, leadership and work readiness skills. We can also partner with schools and communities to design bespoke programs using developmental coaching as the primary modality to support young people to grow.

Please contact info@thehelmsmanproject.org.au if you would like to discuss any of our programs, or developing a bespoke program for your school or organisation.

The Helmsman project

Our approach

Research suggests that Year 9 is an important stage in young people’s development. The decisions young people make and the skills they develop at this age play a critical role in determining their engagement in education and shaping their future. By reaching young people at such a critical point in their development, The Helmsman Project has the potential to make a difference in the lives of young people for many years into their bright futures.

At The Helmsman Project, we believe that the greatest and most durable learning happens when people are taken out of their comfort zone.  


Our evidence-based programs are like no other found in high schools. We challenge young people. We help them stretch their thinking and their capacity. And we do so whilst guiding them through a coaching-based reflective process - because that’s where the growth takes place!

Though professional coaching and hands-on activities, the young people in our programs learn to open their mind to all the opportunities available to them, increasing their sense of hope, self-regulation, resilience and community mindedness. With these life skills, they can make smarter decisions for themselves and improve their academic engagement, well-being and life.