Back in 2019, I met the team at Be Well Co, who were putting the finishing touches on their mental health and resilience program called the Be Well Plan.
I was really impressed with the program and the team. They had put a tonne of work into identifying evidence-based psychological tools for improving mental health and wellbeing and had turned that in a 5 x 2-hour program that taught participants how to apply these principles in their everyday life.
Through a connection with Flinders University (the home of my day job), I was able to learn the program and commence delivery of it to students. It helped build the evidence-base [1,2].
Now a staple part of the wellbeing calendar for students at Flinders, I continue to work with the Be Well Co team on refining the program and training new trainers to deliver it. I get to work with their training lead Lou Pyman and Master Trainer Stuart Freebairn on training new facilitators which is an incredible privilege.
Not only has the Be Well Plan equipped me with a great toolkit from training mental health and resilience, but the principles of the program resonate in my own life. I hope I get to work with this crew for a long time.