The Resilience Project receives rave reviews

Published on 05 February 2019

The Resilience Project receives rave reviews

Hundreds of community members have walked away with real strategies to help them become more resilient people in the face of adversity, after mental wellbeing program The Resilience Project spent three days in Stawell last week running their popular community sessions and workshops.

The sessions were run by presenter Martin Heppell, whose engaging storytelling promoted the value of gratitude, empathy and mindfulness, and ways to cope with hurdles in life to a packed out Stawell Entertainment Centre for a free community session.

He also presented to a room of teachers, industry professionals and other local leaders, before taking his talk to primary and secondary school students within the shire.

Feedback from all sessions has been overwhelmingly positive.

With stats showing that one in four primary school students and one in three secondary school students are losing sleep through worry, the importance of practising these tactics, even at an early age, is vitally important.

Councillor Kevin Erwin, Mayor of Northern Grampians Shire Council said, “One of the more alarming stats presented was that 65% of adolescents do not seek help for mental illness, so we certainly hope that through these sessions that number starts to fall.”

“I’d like to thank those who came along and participated over the course of those three days, as this will make us all a stronger community in the future.”

For more information on The Resilience Project, visit their website or check out their Facebook page.