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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 fiona.burridge@maroondah.vic.gov.au or call 9294 5737. 

Current initiatives

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The Maroondah Lift Project

Celebrating kindness - previous initiatives

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 Mind Strength with Dr JodieDr Jodie Lowinger.jpg

 

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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

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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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