Empowering Kids. Connecting Families. Promoting Positive Mental Health.


Get GRIT empowers kids with the knowledge and skills to maintain a healthy mind and positive well-being. Studio classes available Brisbane North for children aged 5-12 years.


We are excited to be bringing Get GRIT online so that kids all around the world can learn how to get GRIT! The program will be an online self-paced program that can be completed at your own pace in the comfort of your own home. 

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Everyday Kids. Everyday Problems.

We all want the same thing for our children. That is for them to be happy. What does a life of happiness look like? A life of happiness looks very similar to a life of unhappiness.  Both are filled with challenges, hurdles to conquer, hardships, disappointments and failures. 

Happiness is not a life without hurdles or setbacks or challenges.  But rather a life of happiness is a life where we are able to tackle life’s challenges and setbacks with optimism, grit and grow from adversity. 

Happiness involves a set of skills, which can be learned, nurtured and strengthened with immediate benefits to our mental health, our learning and our relationships. 


These skills are often referred to as our Emotional Intelligence.  Developing a child’s emotional intelligence plays a vital role in raising happy, resilient and well-adjusted kids.  Mastering the essential skills in life lays a strong foundation for learning, relationships and citizenship critical for success in school and beyond.  At Get GRIT we are about teaching these essential skills through our studio and online classes. 

As a school counsellor and mother of three young children, my mission in life is to empower kids and their families with the knowledge and skills to maintain a healthy mind and positive wellbeing so that kids can live their best lives. 

Michele Lund


Creator and Managing Director of Get GRIT

Bachelor of Education (Primary), Master of Education (Guidance and Counselling)

The Get GRIT Program

Get GRIT empowers kids with the knowledge and skills to maintain a healthy mind and positive well-being. The program uses evidence-based practices to teach your child how to master the skills needed to thrive, both now and for the rest of their lives.

Get GRIT teaches children how to:

  • Manage their emotions,

  • Enjoy healthy and positive relationships,

  • Develop a growth mindset, 

  • Be resilient,

  • Persistent,

  • Optimistic,

  • Tackle life's challenges with grit and

  • Reach their true potential.  


The word ‘grit’ is often used to describe resilience, perseverance and determination.  Get GRIT aims to develop grit and much more. GRIT is an acronym for Getting Along, Building Resilience, Identifying Emotions and Taking Responsibility. 

What Does a Kid with GRIT look like?

  • Kids with GRIT have a positive attitude and a growth mindset. They believe they can do anything they set their minds to.

  • Kids with GRIT never give up.  They believe that challenges will make them smarter and they believe that mistakes are proof that they are trying. 

  • Kids with GRIT are persistent and resilient.  They dream big and work hard towards making those dreams come true. 

  • Kids with GRIT know that they are the boss of their thoughts and their feelings.  They manage their anger, frustrations and worries and bounce back from difficulties. 

  • Kids with GRIT catch negative I Can’t thoughts that stop them enjoying their day and change them into positive I Can thoughts.

  • Kids with GRIT maintain friendships by sharing, taking turns, and being honest and trustworthy- they don’t play to win the game but to win friendships. 

  • Finally, kids with GRIT know how to stand up for themselves and are confident, courageous and brave.

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  • Anxiety
  • Difficulties understanding and managing emotions

  • Low self-esteem and confidence

  • Negative self-talk

  • Fixed mindset

  • Difficulties with social skills

  • Difficulties making and keeping friends

  • Dealing with grief, loss or trauma (including parent separation)

  • Low self-efficacy

We can help your child if they are experiencing :

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'My son recently completed the Get GRIT program and he enjoyed it and found it very worthwhile. He has been able to use the skills and concepts learnt in the sessions and apply it in real-life, day to day situations. The weekly emails and activity book allowed me to understand what was being covered and how sessions were being facilitated. I'm so pleased I enrolled my son in the Get GRIT program, especially now as he is about to start high school'.

Facebook Testimony.


'My daughter finished your program today and she absolutely loved it and learned a lot of valuable skills!  Thank you'. 


Facebook Testimony.







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