Re­silience project rolls into Stawell

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - News -

Renowned com­mu­nity hap­pi­ness-build­ing pro­gram The Re­silience Project is rolling out in Stawell dis­trict schools and the gen­eral pub­lic this month.

The pro­gram pro­vides prac­ti­cal, ev­i­dence-based and pos­i­tive men­tal-health plans to build re­silience and hap­pi­ness within stu­dents and adults.

More than 500 schools across the coun­try, as well as many elite sport­ing teams, have used the na­tional pro­gram.

North­ern Grampians Shire Coun­cil and Stawell Learn­ing Al­liance are sup­port­ing the pro­gram’s in­tro­duc­tion to Stawell.

A com­mu­nity ses­sion out­lin­ing the pro­gram will be at 7pm on Jan­uary 30 at Stawell En­ter­tain­ment Cen­tre.

Stawell dis­trict pri­mary and sec­ondary school stu­dent ses­sions will be on Jan­uary 31 and Fe­bru­ary 1.

The Re­silience Project’s mis­sion is to help peo­ple be­come hap­pier.

Fig­ures show one in five adults ex­pe­ri­ence men­tal ill­health an­nu­ally and 65 per­cent of ado­les­cents are fail­ing to seek help for men­tal ill­ness.

The Re­silience Project also has an app that can be down­loaded to any smart­phone.

It acts as a daily well-be­ing jour­nal, prompt­ing users to record their emo­tions as well as mo­ments of grat­i­tude and mind­ful­ness prac­tice.

North­ern Grampians mayor Kevin Er­win said it was great the project was com­ing to the shire.

“We try to build re­silience in our com­mu­nity to deal with the tougher times,” he said.

“It’s so im­por­tant these days to de­velop strate­gies to en­able peo­ple to cope in those times.”

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