The School For Living provides primary school teachers with a contemporary RESILIENCE  & WELLBEING program that will save your time whilst delivery a highly engaging program using active play and literature. The program, Dusty and Friends, helps to build resilience and social / emotional wellbeing in children using strengths based approach. Dusty and Friends has been formulated using evidence based principals and aligns with the Personal Development, Health and Physical Education K-10 goals. Dusty and Friends comes complete with all the resources required to run the program saving you time and energy.


Dr Sarah Tillott is a mother, a researcher and teacher, and has university qualifications in the areas of health and education. Sarah is a resilience researcher who has created a series of innovative resilience resources that have demonstrated behaviour change as measure by her PhD. With ten years of teaching at university, Sarah has built the University of Wollongong's (UOW) Academic Resilience Framework, and has been a recipient of several outstanding teaching and learning awards. In collaboration with the Cronulla Sharks, Sarah aims to facilitate a culture of resilience in the local community. 



Vision:  Enrich our wider communities by nurturing resilient children, adolescents and adults who develop into high-functioning individuals

Mission: Deliver our evidence based resilience programs nationally across multiple educational, sporting disciplines and corporate industry, which establish, apply and sustain high levels of resilience in people for the prevention of harm.


Goal The School for Living is a resilience-focused organisation that aims to create sustainable resilience attributes in individuals to promote wellbeing. Our Goal is to deliver our evidence based resilience programs nationally through schools, multiple sporting disciplines, and corporate industries which establish, apply and sustain high levels of resilience.


How do we achieve our mission?


The SFL resources cater for all demographics, including children, parents, volunteers, corporates, coaches and careers.


Dr. Sarah Tillott, SFL CEO,  PhD ( Resilience) BN, Post Grad (Health Science), Masters ( Workplace culture), UOW lecturer Health and Education, Creator University of Wollongong staff and student resilience framework, coperate presenter, creator evidence based resilience, Dusty and Friends series that achieves social impact and behaviour change. 


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