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This practice activity will guide you in using a Getting Real forum discussion to help a young person work on their personal development.

This practice activity will help you:

  • use the ReachOut Forums in your work
  • prompt young people to continue learning between sessions
  • help young people build skills for mental health.
ReachOut forums


The ‘Getting Real' sessions are weekly discussions on the ReachOut Forums, facilitated by trained peer-moderators. They take place every Monday night at 8pm AEST. The discussions focus on everyday life issues that impact a young person’s wellbeing, including sex, relationships, study, personal identity, sexuality and a plethora of other relevant topics. Young people can participate in the discussion, or like most, can simply ‘watch’ from the sidelines. In this activity, we outline referral and follow up to an online session.