4 Week Mindfulness Course | West Gippsland

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First responder families, join us for a 4 week mindfulness and relaxation course. We will learn some strategies to assist with building mental fitness and boosting wellbeing. It will also allow participants to learn strategies that can be applied at home, work or school, both in times of stress and as a preventative measure to improve overall wellbeing. Each week’s session will introduce new strategies and build on previous techniques, so coming along to each week will give you maximum benefit from the course.

It’s a great chance to learn useful mindfulness techniques to improve your wellbeing and build your mental fitness. You can spend time with your partner, child or kinship group, developing close bonds as you learn. It’s also great to connect and socialise with other local first responder families. Developing close relationships and socialising with friends, family and others, is important to build your mental fitness and boost your wellbeing. Learning new things also boosts self-confidence and provides a sense of purpose.

Mindfulness is a great way to gain perspective, increase resilience, and reduces stress. Being in the present moment has a range of benefits in building mental fitness. These include greater self-awareness, building resilience, and knowing when and how to seek help.

This free wellbeing activity is for first responder families (eligibility here). The activity is suitable for adults and teenagers (minimum age 13). You can register an additional adult to attend with you. Fortem is currently monitoring COVID guidelines closely and may reschedule this event. Participants will be notified accordingly. Restrictions apply in line with current COVID regulations.

Register your interest to attend by submitting the form below. This is a small group activity with limited numbers. Note, registration is not complete until you receive a confirmation email from the Fortem activities team.


Aug 25 2021


5:30 pm - 6:30 pm


West Gippsland


Fortem Australia Activities Team