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Grit and Resilience Survey

The Grit and Resilience program needs your input!  

Rural City of Wangaratta community members are being encouraged to help provide the answers to some important questions as part of a four-year project to reduce suicide rates across the municipality. 

Program Co-ordinator Bek Nash-Webster is encouraging everyone to complete the recently launched Grit and Resilience Survey to assist in better understanding the issues being faced by the community.

“This is a time of great uncertainty, where we have all been challenged and touched by drought, floods, fires and now the COVID-19 pandemic, which is why this program is so important,” she said. 

“We know through our initial discussions that our community has some great ideas to help build grit, resilience and connection.

“That is why we are encouraging all residents to complete the survey.

“The information we get from these surveys will help design the program moving forward and achieve our aim to unite our community to build strength, courage and connection so that we can overcome hardships together.”

The project has been supported by an initial $1.2 million in Federal Government funding. 

The Rural City of Wangaratta will coordinate the program in collaboration with Northeast Health, Gateway Health, Victoria Police, Department of Health and Human Services, Murray Primary Health Network, Albury Wodonga Health, Headspace Albury-Wodonga and the Albury-Wodonga Aboriginal Health Service. 

“This project is about the community and agencies working together for the common goal to increase Community’s Grit and Resilience,” Ms Nash-Webster said.

“We will work transparently and collaboratively with the community throughout the project and ensure this is a community driven program, for the community, by the community.”

For more information please email: gritandresilience@wangaratta.vic.gov.au or phone 03 5722 0888.

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