Barunga West Council
Port Broughton Bute and Districts
Barunga West Council
Community Information

The Resilience Project

Event Type Information Session
Event Focus Education, Family-friendly
Event Reach All
Event Scope Local Community
Price free admission
Dates 29/05/2019 to 29/05/2019
Start Time 6PM
End Time 8:00PM
Performer Details As part of a 2019 wellbeing program with Port Broughton Area School and Bute Primary School, The Barunga West Council has embraced The Resilience Project. The project is a highly recommended program to teach young Australians to be mentally healthy. The program uses evidence based approaches to building resilience, in order to develop mental health. The program introduces The Resilience Project strategies and how these can be implemented in the classroom. The Project then inspires students with highly engaging presentations and then aims to empower parents and the wider community. On the night attendees will be given strategies to support the development of a resilient child and themselves in a home environment. The night will be presented by Hugh van Cuylenburg, a renowned and inspiring speaker. There are a number of alarming statistics around a lack of resilience that has led to 1 in 4 adolescents having a mental illness, 1 in 7 primary schools kids have a mental illness, 1 in 5 adults will experience mental ill-health throughout the year and 65% of adolescents do not seek help for mental illness. Resilience is the ability to bounce back from adversity. It is a necessary skill for coping with life’s inevitable obstacles and one of the key ingredients to success. Having resilient skills minimises the effect that negative, stressful situations can have on a young person. These skills allow a person to face challenges, learn from them and apply these skills towards living a healthy life. Barunga West Council has embraced The Resilience Project to learn and teach strategies to keep our young Australians mentally and spiritually healthy. As part of the community, you too can be involved, by joining us on the evening of Wednesday May 29 at 6.30pm to learn these strategies and help keep your kids and yourselves healthy in mind and spirit. To find out more about the program and to read about the presenter Hugh van Cuylenburg visit To book your free ticket, please click the link below to be taken to the Event Bright website.
Location Pt Broughton Town Hall
Main Office
11 Bay Street
Port Broughton SA 5522
Sub Office
Railway Terrace
Bute SA 5560
Postal Address
PO Box 3
Port Broughton SA 5522
Contact Council
Phone: 08 8635 2107
Fax:      08 8635 2596
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