Resilient Communities is a free online program for people living in the Bellingen Shire.
The program will run on Tuesdays fortnightly from 7 September, 10 am – 12:30 pm. It aims to build community wellbeing and connectedness and is specifically designed to move people from a position of overwhelm and despair to a position of hope and empowerment.
Local organisation OzGreen runs Resilient Communities, which was first held in Bellingen Shire last year. Following the pilot program, participants reported feeling:
- more supported by their communities
- better equipped to participate in community activities
- a greater sense of self-efficacy and a belief in their innate ability to succeed.
There will be an online information session on 31 August from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm. Find out more about the program and register here.
Resilient Communities consists of a program introduction on 7 September, followed by sessions on:
- Fire – 21 September
- Community Health – 5 October
- Water – 19 October
- Food – 2 November
- Energy – 16 November
- Economy & Infrastructure – 30 November.
OzGreen co-founder Sue Lennox and Resilient Communities Coordinator Kathleen Hannah will facilitate the program, which will conclude with an in-person ‘What’s Next’ session on 5 December from 5 pm – 7 pm.