How to get involved

The Heartbeat Framework

The Heartbeat Framework was presented to the community in November 2020. It is the Framework for how the Grit and Resilience Program will support the community to deliver activities that aim to improve community connection and inclusion, and to strengthen community support for positive mental health and wellbeing.   

Under the Heartbeat Framework, the Grit and Resilience team will be connecting with the community every three months to talk about what’s happening with the program activities and how to get involved.

The first Heartbeat is now underway. This is your chance to look at the Action Plans for the three priority areas chosen by the community:

  • Creating Connections
  • Including and Involving
  • Postvention

View the Action Plans below.

Thank you to everyone who stopped by for a cuppa and chat during our Heart Week Cuppa and Chat visits from 12 to 16 July. We had some amazing conversations with community members about how to build grit and resilience in our community and the activities people want to get involved in.

Following cancellation due to lockdown, we have now rescheduled our Cuppa and Chat visits to Tarrawingee and Springhurst to Thursday 5 August, details are available below. 

In the meantime, please reach out to the Grit and Resilience team at if you have any questions about the activities – we would love to hear from you!


Creating Connections Action Plan

The Creating Connections Action Plan includes activities that will help to encourage and embed connectedness within our communities. The Action Plan is available to view in multiple formats below. 

Creating-Connections-Community-Action-Plan-2021.pdf(PDF, 532KB)

Creating-Connections-Action-Plan-Easy-English-Version.pdf(PDF, 910KB)

Creating Connections Action Plan Video Overview


Including and Involving Action Plan

This Action Plan includes Activities to promote inclusion across the municipality, increase shared understanding and support accessibility in all that we undertake. The Action Plan is available to view in multiple formats below. 

Including-and-Involving-Community-Action-Plan-2021.pdf(PDF, 579KB)

Including-and-Involving-Action-Plan-Easy-English-Version.pdf(PDF, 911KB)

Including and Involving Action Plan Video Overview

Postvention Action Plan

The Postvention working group will work alongside Community in the hope of strengthening community support for positive mental health and wellbeing, along with positively influencing attitudes of mental health and those affected by suicide. The Action Plan is available to view in multiple formats below.

Postvention-Community-Action-Plan-2021.pdf(PDF, 579KB)

Postvention-Action-Plan-Easy-English-Version.pdf(PDF, 759KB)

Postvention Action Plan Video Overview



Have a Cuppa and Chat with the Team

If you would like to meet with the Grit and Resilience Team to hear about the planned activities and how to get involved, pop-in for a cuppa (on us) and chat at one of the venues listed below. 

Location Date  Time  Status 
 Glenrowan Bakehouse  Monday 12 July 10am - 11am    Past
 Wangaratta Library Tuesday 13 July 10am - 11am  Past
 Milawa Bakery  Tuesday 13 July  12pm - 1pm   Past
 Bertsy & Co, Wangaratta  Wednesday 14 July        10am - 11am    Past
 The Oven, Cheshunt  Thursday 15 July 10am - 11am   Past
 The Plough Inn, Tarrawingee        Thursday 5 August  12pm - 2pm    Upcoming 

 Springhurst Playground

Cuppa by Caffeine Fetish 

 Thursday 5 August 3pm - 4pm   Upcoming



We Need You

We need your help to bring these Action Plans to life! Once you have looked at the Plans, we want to know how you would like to be involved. Click on the button below to nominate your interest. 

Get Involved


Business collaboration

Are you a business, organisation or community group that would like to collaborate with us to change attitudes to mental health, including those affected by suicide? Let's talk!

Email or phone 03 5722 0888