Social Impact

Sharks Have Heart delivers award winning programs which continue to have a positive social impact within the community. By addressing key social issues and measuring success over time, we know that we are having a sustainable and positive impact on our local community.

Make A Difference

Help inspire, engage, educate and advance equality by supporting our community programs.

Make Bullying History Initiative


MBHI is an award-winning program.      

First Place - 2018 ClubsNSW, Club & Community Awards, Health and Wellbeing category.

Eliminating bullying in schools.

Audience: Primary and high school students, parents and teachers. 

Delivery: Brett Murray, delivers the Make Bullying History program. Brett covers issues such as what is and is not bullying, why people bully, self-esteem, self-worth, contributing factors that affect self-worth, how to disarm bullying, goal setting and more.

Outcome: To increase awareness with bullying in schools by empowering students, parents and teachers through making them aware of what bullying is and how to identify and handle a situation. To date, this initiative has been delivered to over 15,000 students from 52 schools around the Sutherland Shire.

Game ON


Focus: To build resilience through improving social and emotional well-being in children. 

Audience: Primary school children.
Delivery: Game ON is a book written by Sarah Tillott, a resilience expert. This book has been designed and mapped to the National Health and Education Curriculum. The book contains resilience learning opportunities which allow both teachers and readers to deliver this content in a confident manner.

Outcome: Sarah aims to facilitate a culture of resilience within the Sutherland Shire community. The program will empower, engage and educate students in important social themes of conflict resolution, anxiety and anger management resiliency.

Love Bites


Love Bites is an award-winning program.      

Highly Commended - 2019 ClubsNSW, Club & Community Awards, Education category.

Focus: Love Bites is a school-based, domestic and family violence, sexual

assault and consent awareness education program.

Audience: Year 10, high school students.

Delivery: The Love Bites Respectful Relationships Program consists of two interactive workshops on Relationship Violence and one on Sex and Relationships, followed by creative workshops that consolidate the earlier sessions and give a voice to the young people that have participated in the program. 


To provide a safe environment in which young people can talk about Relationship Violence, Sexual Assault and Consent. The program also aims to promote a model of respectful relationships for young people.

Educational Programs


Focus: To empower and educate students in a variety of programs, which cover a number of topics, including the NRL led well-being blitz. 

Audience: Primary and high school students.

Delivery: Face to face delivery by NRL/Sharks Game Development Officers, that will engage and inspire students and teach them important well-being lessons.

Outcome: Overall it is important to empower and educate students while promoting inclusivity and positive behaviours. Already in 2019 alone, we have engaged with 50 primary and high schools and over 12,000 students across the Sutherland Shire. 




Focus:  EDYS is a safe, supportive and non-judgemental place for young people to socialise with friends, explore their skills and identity, access programs and workshops, and chat to qualified youth workers about what’s important to them. 

Audience: Youth


  • EDYS      Social Space operates      after school hours and provides a supervised space for young people to      hang out with friends, access the music and multimedia studio, café and      creative programs on offer or just relax and be themselves.
  • EDYS      Programs deliver      a range of opportunities to support young people to increase resilience      and confidence, including creative arts, yoga and mindfulness, music 
  • Youth      and Family Support through      the provision of information, support and referral for parents and carers      as well as young people
  • Events      and School Holiday Activities including Scooter Comps, Arts/Media projects, and      other creative, positive and fun opportunities for young people.
  • Access      to Technology and Music including internet, instruments, audio mixing and      digital recording equipment.
  • School      Programs including      Drumbeat, Girls Group and META (Motivated Engagement Through Awareness)      are delivered at schools across the Sutherland Shire to support local      students.
  • Information,      Support, Advocacy and Referral to support young people with difficulties they  may face.

Outcome: Through various activities and practices, such as community development, referral, case management and group work, EDYS encourages and supports young people to make informed decisions about their lives as well as advocates on their behalf in relation to broader youth matters. 



 Focus: The Building Resilience in Children Project is an early intervention service which supports children/ adolescents and their non-offending parent/carer who have been traumatised as a result of exposure to domestic violence.  

Audience:  BRIC focuses on resilience building opportunities for children and young people, aimed at alleviating some of the damaging effects of exposure to domestic violence. 

Delivery:   BRIC supports families to repair the impact of complex trauma by; 

  • Providing information around the impact of domestic violence on children 
  •  Providing support to strengthen their capacity to provide therapeutic interactions and experiences for children
  •  Fostering attachment between child and non-offending primary carer
  •  Providing opportunities for children to explore their experiences, strengths and develop resilience
  •  Providing group programs for children and their non-offending primary caregiver 

Outcome:  Carers are supported to recognise a child’s emotional needs, often expressed through their behaviour and provide attentive and nurturing responses which are consistent and predictable.  

 The service has a two pronged approach focusing on direct therapeutic work with the non-offending caregiver and children where assessed as safe and suitable, as well as opportunities for collaboration and education for those working with children and young people in the St George and Sutherland Shire LGAs.  

Live Life Get Active


 Live Life Get Active is a not for profit charity that specifically looks at addressing health, fitness and happiness issues facing people today. Issues such as obesity, diabetes, mental health, and illness recovery.

We also seek to address the growing issue of social disconnection by bringing all sorts of people together and providing them with a sense of belonging in a welcoming environment. Think of us as a “whole of community” initiative.

Our proposition is simple, get people up, moving by offering FREE group outdoor exercise camps in local parks, local clubs or business areas. Make them aware of their health issues, their lifestyle behaviours and get them to review how they eat.


The Cronulla - Don Lucas Reserve class is a free fitness camp open to all members of the public. There are the following activities on offer, Active X Training, Active Boxing, Active Yoga, and you can learn more about them below.

Sessions are available at 9:30 am, 9:45 am and run , Thursday, Friday, Tuesday during school terms. For more details see the timetable below.

How to get started
To join this camp all you have to do is complete our registration form and book into as many classes as you like. All our classes are FREE and Registration takes about 10 mins.