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The Resilience Project

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The Resilience Project is coming to Maroondah this November!

The Resilience Project explores evidence-based approaches to building resilience, in order to develop and sustain positive mental health. 

The workshop outlines gratitude, empathy (kindness) and mindfulness strategies and discusses simple ways you can practice these in your daily life. The session will be presented by Martin Heppell, former AFL player and inspirational speaker.

Learn more on The Resilience Project website

Event details

  • Date: Wednesday 30 November
  • Time: 7pm to 8.30pm
  • Location: Karralyka, Mines Road, Ringwood East OR livestreamed online
  • Cost: Tickets are $10 per person for both online and in person

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If you require assistance to attend this event please contact Fiona Burridge, Be Kind Maroondah Facilitator on 1300 88 22 33 or email

Bookings close 5pm, Monday 28 November 2022.

About the presenter - Martin Heppell

Martin’s background is unique. He spent a considerable amount of time growing up in Borneo living with a Dayak headhunting tribe. He was also educated in different parts of South East Asia and has been heavily influenced by the morals and values that he and his family were immersed in whilst living with the Dayaks.

After finishing high school in Melbourne, Martin spent 6 years in the AFL and SANFL systems playing for the St Kilda, Melbourne and Norwood Football Clubs. Following this, he travelled the world backpacking for nearly 3 years. Upon return to Australia, Martin studied primary teaching at Melbourne University. After completing his degree, he taught 1/2 and 5/6 year levels for 4 years before being promoted to Assistant Principal at Auburn Primary, where he focused on student wellbeing, educational leadership and change management.

After 4 years as Assistant Principal, he joined The Resilience Project. Since 2016. He has conducted over 1,700 presentations across Australia to key stakeholders at schools and their communities, corporations and elite sporting organisations including the AFL, NRL and the A-League.

He enjoys situations that present challenges and require an optimistic focus to address. He is passionate about children being raised in a supportive and encouraging environment that evokes self-confidence and a zest for life. His presentations are original and energetic.

Further information

For further information on the event please phone Fiona Burridge, Be Kind Maroondah Facilitator, on 1300 88 22 33 or 9298 4598 or email

If you need urgent assistance, please contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or visit

Date and Time

  • Wednesday, 30 November 2022 - 7.00PM to 8.30PM
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Tickets are $10 per person for both online and in person
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