Resin Cheese Board Workshop | Canberra
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First responder families, join us for a resin cheeseboard class. A great introduction to resin crafting, you will learn how to mix, colour and pour resin to create a resin decorated cheese board that you can keep or gift! Plus it’s a great way to connect with other local first responder families, as well as develop bonds if you choose to bring someone from your family or inner circle. This Fortem activity can help improve self-esteem and contribution to self-identity through mental and physical stimulation provided by working on crafting project. Crafting can be a mindful activity, allowing you to be ‘in the moment’ while creating your project and achieving a sense of accomplishment.
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 – facilitated by working on crafting projects – 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 (check eligibility here). This workshop is suitable for first responders registering alone or with another adult or teen from your family/inner circle. All safety equipment is provided. Fortem is currently monitoring COVID guidelines closely and may reschedule this event and notify participants accordingly.
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.