A recent survey from Beyond Blue has come back with some alarming statistics after two years of the pandemic. More than half the 1600 people surveyed said that the last two years have negatively affected their mental health. 

  • One in four felt worried or restless.
  • One in five were finding it difficult to engage with others.
  • One in three felt unmotivated and found it hard to perform daily tasks. 

With that being said, like most people, I think a good break over Christmas is much needed for all. I can’t wait for this, to be honest. 

The second thing to consider is that these feelings and the effects of the pandemic will still be around as we start the new year. So it’s crucial that you start 2022 as an individual, family, workplace and school in a fun way. An easy way to do this is by simply reading my new book ‘All Work No Play’, as it has loads of ideas to use straight away to build connection, make people feel safe, and most of all have FUN. 

The third thing you can do is lock in an ‘All Work No Play’ workshop which you can read below, or join us for our upcoming events in Australia and the UK. Links are below. If you would like to chat more about starting 2022 with the sole focus of making people feel safe, comfortable and confident, please hit reply and let’s lock in a chat about how you can do this. 

As always, we are here to help. Hopefully, my new book or workshops can come in handy for a fresh start in 2022. 


All Work No Play with Dale Sidebottom

In this action-packed FunShop, you will find more moments of joy and happiness daily.

Play is a simple way to be present in the moment. When you are truly present, stress and worry melts away, making you more mindful and connected. We all know this is good for us, but when was the last time you actually played?  

Packed full of games, exercises, and fully backed by science, All Work No Play shows how to use play-based mindfulness to build healthy relationships, improve your mental health, and live a better life. 

Inside today’s FunShop, Dale introduces you to the Daily PEGG, a framework consisting of Play, Exercise, Gratitude and Giving that will ground your mindset and have a profound impact on your life and the lives of those around you. These tools can be used by anyone, as an individual goal, as a family challenge, or to connect teams and workplaces. 

No matter where you are in life, All Work No Play is your guide to bringing more fun and fulfilment into your day. 


Scheduled 2022 Events:







Dale Sidebottom is the creator and founder of Jugar Life and Energetic Education. Two multidisciplinary business platforms that provide people with the tools to make play a focus of their everyday. Dale is a full-time ‘play’ consultant who taps into his 20+ years working in the education and fitness sectors to educate individuals, schools, sporting clubs and corporate organisations globally on the benefits ‘adult play’ can have on mental health and wellbeing. Dale is the author of All Work No Play, TEDx speaker and the top rating ‘Energetic Radio’ podcast. Dale has worked face to face with students, teachers, schools and corporations in over 20 countries around the world. 

What attendees said in last year’s workshops:

This was recently said about Energetic Education – “Spending the day with Dale is akin to the feeling you get an extra pump of chocolate sauce on your sundae. The most positively infectious person I’ve ever met. He didn’t stop smiling for 4 hours straight whilst being challenging at the same time”. Laynton Allen – Managing Director, KidsCo Australia

“Love the energy of the presenters; they did an awesome job”! Lauren Laurenson- AJHS New Zealand

“Loved it. Great content and highly applicable to primary and secondary students.” Jake Carey – Island Christian Academy Hong Kong

“Very fun, engaging and hands-on. Dale was very enthusiastic and had lots of brilliant ideas and games suitable for all”. Tristan Mc – Bangkok Patana College

“Excellent PD especially relevant to our students who are fitness resistant. Class energisers appropriate for our learning as attention spans are limited”. Gary Pennicott – Glenorchy Primary Tasmania