Frequently Asked Questions

Is this only for teenage women? Do you have an equivalent for men?

Our programme focuses on issues relating specifically to teenage women. We are currently researching the most effective programme for our men. Please subscribe to our newsletter (from our Home page) and we’ll keep you posted when it is available.

Are you accepting teenagers of all ages?

As different age groups have different needs, we run two programmes: 15-18 year olds and 18-20 year olds. Our next workshop in July is for 15-18 year olds.

Can they bring mobile phones with them?

Absolutely. While most of the day will be technology-free, we will be exploring technology as a topic: it’s benefits and pitfalls.

How do we contact The Madeleine Project in case of an emergency?

Once we receive your booking, you will be emailed a contact mobile number that is manned throughout the day. We all have children and understand this concern.

Can we have an outline of the activities?

Yes. It is important to be informed on the activities and discussions over the week. Please review our ‘schedule’ page for a complete list. The teenagers will also be bringing home a completed workbook as a support tool for reference.

Where is the workshop held?

Our next workshop will be held in Sydney. Venue TBC

Can I get a refund once I have made full payment?

100% refund is granted up until two weeks before the workshop date. Otherwise a 50% cancellation fee will be applied.

Is The Madeleine Project programme based on religious or Buddhist beliefs?

No. The Madeleine Project is non-denominational and each and every activity is based on research and evidence-based protocols. Our primary focus is on the most effective tools for achieving mental and physical health. 

What should they bring and do they need any money?

Comfortable clothing to engage in light physical activity and warm clothing for travelling to and from the venue. Although morning and afternoon tea is catered for, lunch is not. It is recommended that they bring lunch; however, cafes are available nearby.

What type of food will be served?

TBC on the day. However, we generally serve fruit and healthy snacks for both morning and afternoon tea. Please let us know if there are any dietary requirements.

Is there a scholarship programme?

Yes. We understand that this programme is not affordable for everyone, so we offer one 80% scholarship in each workshop. All we require for you, to be considered, is a letter from the school principal recommending this programme for your child. 

My child suffers from anxiety/depression, will this workshop be beneficial?

It is important to let us know if your child suffers from any mental health conditions and any further information we may need to be aware of. It is also important to understand this programme is not designed to replace psychological intervention or to treat mental health conditions. However, the programme is designed to offer a safe place for teenagers to explore many different tools to support them ‘in the outside world’.