Improving Wellbeing in Break O’Day
The Break O’Day Community Wellbeing project is a three year pilot project supported by the Tasmanian Community Fund and Break O’Day Council. The project is creating opportunities for our community to come together to learn about and practice wellbeing, and take shared actions to co-create a more connected, resilient and flourishing community.
For the next three years, local people will have the opportunity to take part in wellbeing training founded on the model of positive thinking. Participants will use these new skills and tools to create projects with their community, or, bring new knowledge and tools to enrich programs already happening. The first cohort of participants are well on their way to gaining their Certificate in Creating Wellbeing and creating their community impact projects.
The project also involves Community Conversations which provide an opportunity for communities within the Break O’Day municipality to share their stories, concerns and suggestions. The first round of Community Conversations has been completed and a report has been completed. Further Community Conversations will be held next year.
There are many ways that community members can get involved. The next round of community conversations will happen in local communities soon and another opportunity to particiate in the Certificate course will open next year. Anyone from the Break O’Day community can join the Wellbeing Collaborative, a group of local people working together to support wellbeing initiatives in Break O’Day. To find out more visit the Break O’Day Council website at www.bodc.tas.gov.au/community/health-and-wellbeing/