Resilient Wyndham

Resilient Wyndham looks at Wyndham’s long-term resilience and will help to guide and manage the way Wyndham bounces back after the COVID-19 pandemic to adapt, survive and thrive in the face of future events such as climate change, extreme weather, natural disasters, pandemics, cyber-security attacks and economic downturn. Resilience is about being prepared for the unexpected.

Providing a four-year vision to 2025, Resilient Wyndham includes an annual action plan with targets and actions to help strengthen Wyndham's resilience and ability to better prepare for future shocks and stresses. The Strategy captures what is already being done as well as identifying where we can do more.

Resilient Wyndham 2021-2025 is our pledge to work with our diverse communities, businesses and organisations to be better prepared for our uncertain future. Wyndham is a growing and diverse municipality of metropolitan Melbourne, with 96.7% of the population living in urban areas.

We have experienced our fair share of disruption during COVID-19, and although we are proud of our response, it is clear that focusing on our resilience needs to be a priority. Resilient Wyndham sets out our plan to shift the dial on building better resilience across Wyndham, responding to the acute shocks and stresses we may experience. Through a process of internal and external engagement, we have identified five Focus Areas and aligned actions where we have inspiring opportunities to work together to support Our People, Our Environment, Our Places, and Our Future.

Underpinning this work is a strong evidence base that a connected and inclusive community is more resilient to whatever comes its way.

We can all play a part in building resilience. We invite you to work with us to achieve a resilient Wyndham – after all, we are stronger together.

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Mental Health First Aid and First Aid Training program

One of the focus areas of this Strategy is to ensure our community are ‘Disaster Aware’, ensuring we are better prepared than ever for the unexpected.

COVID-19 continues to have a devastating impact on our communities and economy; causing growing uncertainty, isolation from friends and family and mounting stress.

We recognise the important role community leaders play to support their friends, families and community members in times of need; given the trust they build they are often the first person a community member will seek help from. To help our community be better equipped to have the knowledge and confidence to aid someone they are concerned about, we are offering a series of both mental health first aid and first aid training to strengthen our community’s resilience.

Courses Detail

Mental Health First Aid (Blended online self-pace and face-to-face with instructor)   

In this informative and practical course, you will learn about the signs and symptoms of common and disabling mental health problems in adults, how to provide initial help, where and how to get professional help, what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective, and how to provide mental health first aid in a crisis situation using a practical, evidence-based action plan.

Mental health first aid skills learnt by participants in this course can be applied in any setting. Course content includes case-studies, videos and resources tailored to the learning needs of community/public course participants.

The new Blended MHFA Community Course includes two course components:

  • Course Component 1 –Self-paced interactive eLearning (5-7 hours)
  • Course Component 2 – Instructor-led component delivered via 2 x 2.5 hour video conferencing sessions (5 hours).

Provide Basic Emergency Life Support course (HLTAID010) (First Aid)

Develop your basic first aid skills to learn how to respond in any emergency.

Training in first aid responses and life support‚ this course includes management of casualties, the incident and other first aiders and covers a range of situations, including in the home, workplace or within the community to manage a first aid emergency until medical assistance arrives.

Courses available:

Mental Health First Aid course

Delivery Method: Self-pace online learning module + 2 x 2.5 hour sessions (virtual classroom with facilitator via Zoom)
Session 1 & 2 dates:  Thursdays, 25 November 2021 5.30pm – 8pm & 2 December 2021 5.30pm – 8pm
The online learning module with this course can take around 5-8 hours to complete and can be completed anytime at your own pace prior to the Zoom sessions with the facilitator

Provide Basic Emergency Life Support course (HLTAID010)

Delivery Method: In person
Date: 14 January 2022, 9.30am – 4pm
Venue: To be confirmed

Eligibility criteria:

You are a Wyndham resident – You work, live or study in Wyndham City

You are connected to a community including cultural, religious, language, and or interest group in Wyndham.

Due to the limited number of spaces available, spots may be restricted to one per community group/organisation to ensure the training is offered as widely in the Wyndham community as possible.

To register your interest


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