Resilient Ararat

About the program

Resilient Ararat is a school-led approach to promoting positive mental and emotional health and wellbeing among students and the wider community. The project supports the implementation of The Resilience Project curriculum in participating schools across Ararat Rural City and promotes positive community engagement with mental and emotional health.

Through the development of specialised projects and activities, Resilient Ararat helps reinforce the important work schools are undertaking with students throughout the local community.

Resilient Ararat cluster schools

Thank you to all the schools that helped establish Resilient Ararat. Their hard work and commitment were the driving forces behind The Resilience Project’s visit to our town in early 2020.

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Founding schools Current cluster schools
Ararat College Ararat College
Ararat 800 Primary Ararat West Primary
Ararat West Primary St Mary’s Primary
Moyston Primary Pomonal Primary
St Mary’s Primary Willaura Primary
Pomonal Primary Maroona Primary
Willaura Primary
Maroona Primary
Buangor Primary


Martin’s visit

Resilient Ararat’s first major project was bringing The Resilience Project’s Martin Heppell to Ararat in February 2020. Over 1000 students, 250 school staff and youth workers and almost 500 community members attended one of six sessions Martin delivered over his three-day visit. In his presentations, Martin spoke about the three principles that The Resilience Project is based on; gratitude, empathy and mindfulness, more affectionately known as GEM! As a result, GEM has been a key focus of Resilient Ararat’s activities to date.

The Resilience Project resources

Resilient Ararat is a stockist of some great resources from The Resilience Project. The following items are available from the Central Grampians LLEN office. Please phone 03 5352 3266 to arrange purchase.

  • 21 Day Wellbeing Journal, $16.50
  • Six Month Wellbeing Journal, $30
  • Finding Happiness through Gratitude, Empathy and Mindfulness by Hugh Van Cuylenburg, $34.99

Find out more

For more information on Resilient Ararat, please follow us on Facebook and Instagram @ResilientArarat or contact our Project Officer:

Phone: 03 5352 3266

Mobile: 0429 352 135


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