Team of life : giving young people a sporting chance

The Team of Life Approach

The Team of Life approach uses sporting metaphors to enable young people to deal with traumatic experience without having to speak directly about it. It is an example of a collective narrative practice methodology, developed by David Denborough from Dulwich Centre Foundation. Thanks to the support of Collier Charitable Fund, this webpage provides examples of the use of the Team of Life. If you are using this methodology in your work, we invite you to send us stories from your work and we will include them here. Thanks!


Part one: developing team sheets  
Part two: celebrating goals  
Part three: tackling problems  
Part four: goal celebrations  

We’d like to hear from you!

If you are trying the Team of Life in your context, please send us your stories, pictures and songs and we will include them on this site! Thanks.



  1. Latin American Team of Life Adventures / Aventuras do Time da Vida na América Latina / Aventuras Latino Americanas el Equipo de la Vida - The Dulwich Centre - […] more information about the Team of Life approach click here. Para obter mais informações sobre a abordagem do Time…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *