Life Matters

The Life Matters team present creative, thought-provoking and educational workshops to students across South Australia. Our school workshops create a safe and inclusive space for young people to discover their story. We invite students to think about the choices they make and the impact they can have on their friends, school, community and world.

Shows and Seminars

Consent Matters

Consent is a crucial aspect of respectful and healthy relationships. This seminar is designed to help secondary students develop skills to navigate shared decisions in a way that is consistently fair and respectful. Through story, discussion, activities, and videos, we encourage young people to put in place some positive steps in their life, that will keep themselves and their mates safe. This seminar explores consent in two key areas - Image sharing/image-based abuse as well as the act of willingly agreeing to engage in sexual activity with another person.
Age Group: High School Year 7–12 Running Time: 90 mins
Price: From $450
Topics include: What is consent / Image-based abuse / Sexual consent / Relationships / Impact of pornography on consent / Where to get help

Love Matters

The average age of first pornographic exposure is getting younger and younger. This seminar is designed to challenge secondary students to grasp the incredibly devastating impact that pornography is having on our world. Through story, discussion, activities, and videos, we encourage young people to reflect on the impact pornography is having in our world, develop skills to navigate their way through a world saturated by pornography and encourage them to understand that love really does matter!
Age Group: High School Year 7–12
Running Time: 90 mins
Price: From $450
Topics include: Pornography / Consent / Impact on the Brain / Relationships / Responsibilities / Impact on society / Where to get help

Reputation Matters

How we interact with one another in the online world impacts our reputation. Through story, discussion, activities, and videos, we aim is to raise awareness about potential risks and equip secondary students to navigate the online world in a wise and discerning manner to keep themselves and their mates safe. We address concepts such as our digital reputation, online safety, sending nudes and the impact of social media on our mental health. Our message is that your reputation really does matter – both in the physical world and the online world, and that discernment and wisdom are your biggest weapons in the online world.
Age Group: High School Year 7 – 12 Running Time: 90 mins
Price: From $450
Topics include: Digital Reputation / Social Media / Online Safety / Sexting / Relationships / Mental Health

Nobility Matters

Formerly known as "Blueprint to Becoming a Man". The world needs men whose actions are fuelled by a confidence in their identity, who understand emotions and have freedom to express their feelings. The world needs men who are gentle and strong, compassionate and brave, respectful and bold. The world needs men who are captured by the responsibility to help and serve others.
Age Group: High School Year 9-10
Running Time: 90 mins
Price: From $450
Topics include: Gender stereotypes / Understanding emotions / Mental health / Relationships / Responsibilities / Role models

Hope Downloaded

Hope Downloaded come alongside Primary school communities by providing students with positive role models. The band is made up of young, local musicians who have a passion for music, but more importantly are passionate about building a sense of worth in young people. The band incorporates live music, storytelling, media and interactive activities to create a dynamic atmosphere that is both engaging and encouraging for students.
Age Group: Primary School 5-13 Yrs
Running Time: 45 mins
Price: From $600
Topics Include: A Voice of Hope

Identity Matters

We live in a world where we are constantly bombarded with thousands of images. These images communicate something to us, about who we are expected to be – our value, our worth, our identity. Through story, discussion, activities, and videos, we look at our culture, critique it, and see if the messages we hear are helpful or harmful. We take the opportunity to get honest and talk real about body image, worth and value and consider how our individual perspective plays a role in how we view our identity.
Age Group: High School Year 7 – 12
Running Time: 75 mins
Price: From $450
Topics include: Identity / Body Image / Worth / Value / Relationships / Mental Health

Transition Matters

Formerly known as "Transition to High School". The Transition from primary school to high school is one that fills students with excitement, anticipation, anxiety, and for some, even terror. The fears and worries students have about this change range from, increased workload, new teachers, making friends, meeting new people, and getting lost. All valid concerns, but this workshop aims to build resilience in the face of new challenges. The three major themes are: Change, Challenge, Choice.   
Age Group: Year 6
Running Time: 90 mins
Price: From $450
Topics include: Understanding and coping with change / Resilience in challenges / Making positive choices / Growth Mindset



Dignity Matters

Formerly known as "Becoming Women". The world needs women who are empowered to fulfil their potential, and who can use their spark to make an impact. The world needs women who are confident and brave, vulnerable and strong, empathetic and bold. The world needs women who aren’t afraid to fail, who love and care for themselves and who foster healthy relationships, who lead and serve with passion and creativity.
Age Group: High School Year 9-10
Running Time: 90 mins
Price: From $450
Topics include: Gender stereotypes / Leadership / Mental health / Relationships / Body image / Purpose

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Friendship Matters

How we get along with others is an important part of school and life. Having good friends is a fun part of growing up but we also know that sometimes things happen in friendships that cause us to feel sad, hurt, and lonely. Through story, discussion, activities, and videos, we encourage young people to reflect on how to be a good friend, how to get along with others, how to fix things when you make a mistake in your friendships and why forgiveness is super important. We aim to help them understand that friendship really does matter!
Age Group: Primary School Year 3 – 6 Running Time: 75 mins
Price: From $450
Topics include: Friendships / Forgiveness / Conflict Resolution / Relationships / Getting along

Legacy Matters

Formerly known as "Balance the Big Years". Each student has a different mindset going into their final years of high school. For some the possibilities are endless; these possibilities fuel and form dreams of a life that is just waiting to be grasped. For others, possibilities are not so much endless but signify the end, with hopes of just getting the year over and done with. And still others, the thought of finishing high school might seem an impossible task. We challenge students to think about what they want to get out of their final years of school, and inspire them to dream big, by offering relevant, practical advice.
Age Group: High School Year 11-12
Running Time: 90 mins
Price: From $450
Topics include: Study Habits / Personality Types / Procrastination / Stress / Motivation / Balancing Study and Social Life

Easter 2022 - What If?

In a world that is becoming ever more complex, negative and challenging for our young people, it is important to allow them the opportunity to reflect inwardly and ask themselves a key question: "What if I was a person that took on the challenge to be a better person and to make the world a better place?". This interactive presentation offers an educational perspective on Christianity and the foundational story of Easter. It is shared in a non-judgemental and sensitive way, created for a diverse audience.
Age Group: Primary School 5-12 Yrs
Running Time: 45 mins
Price: From $450
Topics Include: Positive impact / Positive Mental Health / Character / Strength / Christian Education / Diversity in Religious Belief