A group of women sitting in a circle on chairs listening to a presenter at the front of the room.

We’ve teamed up with Nillumbik Shire Council to deliver the Council’s Women’s Community Leadership and Connections Program, which aims to develop emerging women leaders across all areas of Nillumbik community.

As part of the program, Rosalyn Sandwell, healthAbility’s Program Manager – Counselling, Mental Health and Youth, facilitated two Health and Wellbeing sessions held over the first two weekends in May.

These sessions focused on helping women to build the skills needed to care for own their health and wellbeing, and demonstrated how they could use these skills to support women in their broader community.

During the sessions, participants took part in a range of activities, including mindfulness training, yoga, emotional awareness and team building exercises.

Rosalyn believes the workshops will have great benefits for women looking to take a more active role in their community.

“If women have the skills and knowledge to look after their own health and wellbeing, they feel empowered, and are better equipped to support and inspire other women. These sessions have helped participants to build a strong foundation of physical, mental and emotional health that will support them during their leadership journey.”

A group of women standing on yoga mats in a large room.