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Rise Ability Balloons Dr Sam Mather


One of the unexpected, and yet unsurprising findings of Sam’s research was the lack of psychological resources young people had to enable their resilience. The shocking rise in mental health problems in young people is a testament to this.

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When combined with the views from commerce that graduates have poor work readiness(1), lack of critical thinking skills(2) and low personal resilience(3) its is clear there is a need here. We need to work with young people, before they enter the workplace, to equip them with the tools and techniques to manage their emotions, regulate their attention and create the resources they need to deal with the work-environment.

Sam offers sessions for young adults from aged 16 above in schools, universities and community groups. She teaches them about the brilliance of our brain which although is benevolent can have a malevolent impact! Sometimes she actually demonstrates using a real brain (not a human one, although she does get asked!)

If you think the young people in your life would benefit from these life skills, drop me a line!

Image by SH Lam

"We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future."



  1. Busteed, B. 2015. Is college worth it? Gallup Business Journal. April 24. gallup/182867/america-no-confidence-vote-collegegrads-work-readiness.aspx.

  2. Ward,S.C.2015.September-October.No child left behind goes to college.AAUP. no-child-left-behind-goes-college#.WIJVVlMrKpo.

  3. Lent, R. W., Ireland, G. W., Penn, L. T., Morris, T. R., & Sappington, R. 2017. Sources of self-efficacy and outcome expectations for career exploration and decision-making: A test of the social cognitive model of career self-management. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 99: 107–117.

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