Online Resilient Communities sessions return to Bellingen

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.

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For additional information, phone (02) 5615 8108 or email: [email protected]

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