Woodworking Workshop | Canberra

Are you looking for a wellbeing activity to connect with other women and children from first responder families in a supportive environment, to develop bonds, learn some new skills and have some fun together? The woodworking workshop is designed to foster bonding between mother (or grandparent/ aunty) and child, and to end up with a woodwork project at the end that you can take home and be proud of. You will learn woodwork and tool skills, then put them into practice at the workshop developing your project. This workshop will be developing a ping pong launcher, perfect to play with during the school holidays. A light lunch will be provided.

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’. It’s also a great way to build meaningful social connections by engaging with other first responders families. Having a shared experience in learning a new skill can give you a sense of achievement, build confidence and be fun!

This free wellbeing activity is for first responder families (check eligibility here). To ensure a comfortable and safe environment, this workshop is open only to women and children. This workshop is suitable for women who are first responders or from first responder families, plus you can register a child aged 8 to 17.  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.


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Jun 28 2021


9:00 am - 1:00 pm


Canberra ACT, Australia


Fortem Australia Activities Team