What's On?


Below is a list of activities and events currently being delivered or supported by the Grit and Resilience Program and how to get involved. 

If you can’t see something that suits you and you would like to start your own activity to support social connection and inclusion in your community and to promote positive mental health, get in contact with us and we can help.


Blokes Time Out

Blokes Time Out are a group of blokes from across the Wangaratta area who get together once a month to do something social. 

They arrange different activities depending on the interests of the group, it could be recreational activities such as a fishing day, darts or pool competition, a BBQ catch-up or going to listen to live music at a local venue. 

The group is open to anyone over the age of 18. 

How to get involved

If you live in the Wangaratta LGA and this sounds like something you’d be keen on, get in touch with Tim on 0401 768 258 or send an email to gritandresilience@wangaratta.vic.gov.au and we'll help get you connected. 

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Book Circles

The Book Circles social group get together once a month. Members read a book they enjoy then talk about it with the group. This is a small friendly group sharing a love of books and reading. No politics or religion. 

How to get involved 

The group meet the second Wednesday of every month from 10am at Bertsy and Co. in Wangaratta. Registration is essential, contact Pauline on  pauline.moncrieff@gmail.com



Wangaratta Sketch Group

 The Wangaratta Sketch Group is a social group that typically get together fortnightly on Sundays, including an outing once a month to explore amazing places across the Rural City of Wangaratta.  

The group is about people enjoying the relaxation of sketching their surroundings, meeting new people, making friends, and going on adventures. 

How to Join

You don't need to know how to sketch or draw, absolutely anyone over the age of 18 can join.  If you’re interested in joining, email us or connect with the Sketch Group on Facebook.

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Wangaratta Area Suicide Prevention (WASP)

WASP brings together like minded members of the community and the service network to proactively work towards reducing mental health and suicide stigma across Wangaratta area.

The group aims to do this within the Rural City of Wangaratta by: 

  • organising supportive, inclusive and safe events across Wangaratta and surrounds to bring people together 

  • providing education and training for our community around suicide awareness  

  • running a peer support group for those bereaved by suicide in the Wangaratta community


How to Get Involved 

WASP meet on the third Thursday of every month at the Wangaratta Library. Registration is essential, to register email wangareasuicideprevention@gmail.com


WASP Support Group - for those Bereaved by Suicide

Wangaratta Area Suicide Prevention (WASP) have started a peer support group in Wangaratta for those bereaved by suicide. The group is supported by trained facilitators and provides a safe space for people to share their experience without stigma or judgement. 

There are two meeting times (morning and evening) to choose from, both groups meet on the fourth Wednesday of every month. The support group will re-commence in 2023 from Wednesday 25 January

  • Teal Group: 9:30-11am, Wangaratta Library 
  • Purple Group: 7-8:30pm, Wangaratta Library

More Information 

For more information see the poster and brochure below or get in touch with WASP

LGBTQIA+ Family & Friends Support Group

This new supportive and welcoming group for parents, families and carers of trans and gender diverse people is all about connection, support and education. 

This is a friendly, social group for people to connect and share experiences over a bite to eat.  

The group meet on the second Thursday of every month at 5:30pm in Wangaratta (varied locations).

More Information 

If you like attend or want to know more, email us for details. 


Wangaratta Board Games Club

Board games are a fun, social hobby that people of all ages and from all backgrounds can enjoy.

Playing games is a great way to meet people and make friends through common interest… Sometimes the best part is the conversation that happens over game play.

The Wangaratta Board Games Club meet on the second Saturday of the month from 10am–12pm at the Wangaratta Library.

How to Get Involved

There is no need to register just get along and give it a go. You can also connect with the Club via Facebook.

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