Paint & Graze | Newcastle

First responder families, join us for an evening of connection and creativity! With a personal artist walking you through your painting step by step, you’ll see your creativity flourish on canvas. You’ll also have the chance to connect with other first responder families over light refreshments provided by your local Fortem team.

The theme for the artwork is Sunset by the Beach. Tap into your muse and enjoy some time to create and connect. This is a great way to strengthen family / kinship group bonds, as well as to broaden your social network through connection with other first responder families. Connection is an important part of the path to mental fitness, and can take a protective role in maintaining wellbeing through increased feelings of happiness, security, belonging and self-worth.

Challenging our minds with new skills, approaches, and information can improve our knowledge and thinking skills, increasing confidence, sense of purpose, and ability to cope with stress.

Being in the present moment – promoted by creative activities like painting – is a great way to gain perspective, increase resilience, and reduces stress. Presence of mind (‘mindfulness’) has a range of benefits in building mental fitness including greater self-awareness, increased adaptability, and better recognising how and when to seek help.


This free wellbeing activity is for first responder families (eligibility here). Suitable for adults and teenagers over 16. Bring along your partner, adult family member or someone from your kinship group, or encourage a first responder colleague to register too. Painting materials will be provided. Refreshments included. Fortem is currently monitoring COVID guidelines closely and may reschedule this event and notify participants accordingly. Restrictions apply in line with current COVID regulations.

This is a small group activity with limited places available, so please register your interest in attending this activity using the form below. Note, registration is not complete until you receive confirmation by email from the Fortem team.


Use an email address you can access from home. We'll be sending the event details & updates to this email address
Note: registration for this activity will not be confirmed until full details of participants are received. If you are unsure, please select "No"and fill out the below form again.


Sep 08 2021


7:00 pm - 9:30 pm




Fortem Australia Activities Team