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Be Kind Maroondah

 Be kind Maroondah

As we all start to return to the ‘new norm’, it is more important than ever that we be kind to ourselves, to others and to our businesses.

Did you know that one act of kindness each day can reduce stress, anxiety and depression? According to The Australian National University almost 1 in 2 Australians are more stressed due to COVID-19 so now’s the time to take action and look after your mental wellbeing. 

Get involved

We’d love you to join some of our community initiatives. You can also tell us about a community project, activity or event that you’re running that relates to our Be Kind Maroondah campaign so we can support your project and include it to our current initiatives section for others to see. Please email the details to Fiona Burridge, Be Kind Maroondah Facilitator at or call 9294 5737. 

Current initiatives

Mental Health First Aid Training for Carers
(currently booked out)
Mindful walking
Mindful walking program 

Celebrating kindness - previous initiatives


Reach out and connect - a free suicide prevention initiative

Talking about mental health
  Mental Health First Aid training
The Mindful Walking ProgramMindful walking
 The Resilience Project
Mental Health month.pngOctober Mental Health Awareness Month
Let's get Neighbourly.jpg
Lets Get Neighbourly, Maroondah
gambling-awareness.jpgGambling Harm and Young People – online session
 Dorset Recreation reserve woman running with dogs.pngThe Maroondah Lift Project
Tim SharpMen's Habits for Happiness
Close up of a person walking on a walking track
 Mind Strength with Dr JodieDr Jodie Lowinger.jpg


Head shot of the facilitator Victoria Carrier.jpg
The suicide conversation


 Science of stress.jpgThe science of stress


Nicole TurnerMental Health First Aid training



Understanding and overcoming anxiety workshops


Acts of kindness.jpgActs of kindness stories 

 Artwork: Adam Lane, untitled, 2021
Postcards of kindness


Corin Jacka from Priority1 Wealth Management
Build your financial future - start planning today so you can enjoy tomorrow
Presenter Esther Xu
 Amy-Portrait-face.jpgThe Suicide Conversation
 Narissa-Douman-thumb.jpgIntroduction to mindfulness workshops
 girl in front of sunflowerThe Sunflower Effect 
Sarah Wilson

 Living life with anxiety with Sarah Wilson


 Georgie DentShare, learn and laugh together with Georgie Dent - Women's resilience in lockdown
 boy running through sprinklerMaroondah Moments

letterIntergenerational letter writing

Knit one warm one Knit one, warm one

youth video


Spotting the strengths in young people



How's Council helped the community during the pandemic

While all of our essential services are still operating, here are extra activities Council has put in place to help our community during this time: 

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