ACE (Adolescents Coping with Emotions) Sydney

ACE provides young people with the tools to deal with different situations and emotions, from everyday issues to tougher times.

The ACE program supports young people to develop greater emotional awareness and prepare them to respond to difficult situations and emotions – from everyday issues to tough times. These issues may arise from managing school, relationships, family dynamics, sporting commitments and/or part time work.

Who can participate?

Schools can nominate a small group of young people to participate in the program. We then conduct an informal interview with each participant prior to the program to find out more about the young person and their needs.

How is the program structured?

ACE is delivered by two Good Shepherd facilitators in eight one-hour sessions across eight weeks. We engage students in the program content through interactive games, activities, discussion, group work, pair work and some role plays.

When and where does the program take place?

Good Shepherd facilitators are available to your school premises to conduct ACE anytime during the school year. Simply contact Nicky Wells, Manager Education Programs on or 02 8571 7808 to make a booking.

During ACE, young people learn new ways to:

  • Solve everyday problems
  • Get along with people
  • Deal with conflict
  • Build self esteem
  • Communicate effectively
  • Identify their thoughts or feelings

Make a booking

If you would like to invite Good Shepherd to offer the program at your school, please contact Nicky Wells, Manager of Education Programs, for further information and costing on or 02 8571 7808.