We are really proud of our educational talks, which are a big part of the program. The Glen’s philosophy is that prevention is better than cure and we believe it is extremely important that we invest heavily in the education of young people. Drug use often stems from other problems and can be seen as an instant “relief”. We try to educate young people about the real, negative impacts of drug use and teach them about positive alternatives to solve their problems.

Testimonials from the community:

I am the principal at Newcastle HS and we were fortunate enough to have Glen, Tim and Anthony come and speak to 180 Year 9 students yesterday. To say they were amazing is an understatement. They were honest, relevant and engaging. The students and staff have commented on how moved they were by the session.

Newcastle High School

I just wanted to pass on my many thanks and admiration for the men that came to our school today and performed for our students. They were truly exceptional, they held the fascination of over 650 students for the duration of the 4 dances and they had the entire school involved in each dance. I have received nothing but positive feedback from students, staff, parents and our guests from our regional office who were in attendance today.

Not only were the dancers exceptional, but Glen in particular was very good at explaining the significance of each dance and the cultural importance of Songlines.

Lake Munmorah High School

I just wanted to say thank you to the boys who came to speak today at our school. Glen, Karl, Steve and John did a great job with the kids and their stories really impacted on them (and a lot of the staff too). They’re really brave to stand up there in front of a group of people they don’t know and share their stories. I hope they got a positive impression of the school and I’ll definitely be recommending you guys to all our year advisers in future. If there’s something we can do at the school to show our gratitude please let me know.

Tuggerah Lakes Secondary College

Just wanted to pass on a big THANKYOU…My son came home from school yesterday and started talking about a welfare day they had at school  that he normally hates to go to..He said The Glen Rehab was there and they spoke about their life experiences and how drugs and alcohol have impacted on their lives.. What was so good about him telling me all this is that he usually zones out after about 5 minutes and he loses interest so for him to say he sat and listened for almost 2 hours is amazing..He said that Tyrone, Jarad and Glen were inspirational.

So can you please pass on a big thankyou from me to the guys as this has made a huge impact on him and hopefully the choices he makes in the future.

Anonymous Parent

If your organisation is interested in our educational talks, please contact us. We have run drug and alcohol education talks for the following groups:

  • Green Central (Youth Connections)
  • Newcastle High School
  • Lake Munmorah High School
  • Hunter Valley Grammar School
  • Doyalson Touch Football Association
  • Yerin Aboriginal Medical Service
  • Killarney District Soccer Club
  • Kirinari Aboriginal Hostel
  • Central Coast Academy of Sport
  • Frank Baxter Juvenile Justice Centre
  • Police Citizen’s Youth Clubs
  • Central Coast Training College
  • ET Australia
  • Central Coast Centurions (U18s NRL)
  • Berkeley Vale High School
  • Central Coast Primary Care
  • Mary Mackillop College
  • Rutherford High School
  • Clontarf
  • Newcastle youth Hostel
  • Tamworth AMS
  • The Lakes College
  • Erina Eagles Rugby League
  • Tuggerah Lakes Secondary School
  • Taree TAFE
  • Terrigal Wamberal Sharks