South-West residents will learn positive mental health strategies at a sold-out community session to be held in Warrnambool on Wednesday night.
The Resilience Project will again visit Warrnambool to provide practical, evidence-based, positive mental health strategies to build resilience and happiness.
Founding director Hugh van Cuylenburg has gained a strong south-west following with this, his third consecutive annual visit to the region.
Mr van Cuylenburg said the goal of the project was to help people to build resilience so that when they encountered difficulty in their lives, they could bounce back quicker.
Mr van Cuylenburg and his team have delivered programs to more than 500 schools and worked with elite sporting teams including the Australian cricket, netball and soccer teams and NRL and AFL teams.
The Resilience Project delivers tailored programs for corporate organisations and top sporting clubs as well as offering a range of resources including journals and an app, that all help to develop emotional literacy, gratitude, kindness and mindfulness.
Lighthouse Theatre service manager Amanda Kenneally said there had been a strong demand for tickets with the theatre’s 583 spots filled.
“We sold out a couple of weeks ago which is unusual for our shows,” Ms Kenneally said. “It’s totally exciting for us. It’s been a great response from the community.”
She said once tickets sold out they began taking names on a waiting list but had stopped taking their details as the number exceeded the amount of tickets that would become available.
“Fingers crossed he comes back again next year,” she said.
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