You have the power to create positive change in yourself, your community, and your world. Ordinary people can do extraordinary things.
It is easy to feel overwhelmed by the problems that pervade our daily lives, not to mention the problems that face all of humanity. Hero Town is dedicated to educating, inspiring, and supporting individuals to feel prepared and confident to tackle the challenges we face, from nervousness about an upcoming presentation to protecting rainforests and the world’s refugees.
You’re the hero we’ve been waiting for. During hero training, you’ll develop skills and knowledge to become an everyday hero. You’ll learn to foster self-awareness, a growth mindset, and stand up against social pressures. Gain practical tools and resources to foster change in yourself, your community, and the world.
Learn and practice mindfulness for everyday use. Mindfulness empowers everyday heroes to be more aware of themselves and others. Through multiple practical and experiential sessions, your curious discovery will explore a variety of mindfulness techniques on the journey toward finding what works for you.
Gain knowledge and skills to provide short-term support to those experiencing mental health problem. Learn about depression, anxiety, psychosis, and substance-use problems. Gain the ability to recognise and respond to mental health crises, including suicidal thoughts, deliberate self-harm, and more.
I would like to pass on my thanks and appreciation to all involved in the planning and organization of this great Geelong event. Wonderful initiative and great follow through.
Thank you for presenting such an engaging, informative and honest workshop. I have attended many workshops through the APS, and others, over the last few years, and I found your to be one of the most enjoyable and informative I have been to.
Life-changing. Honestly, a life-changing course which should be mandatory for anyone involved with young people.
The research, audio visual resources and particularly the presentation were all excellent. I have been to dozens of training seminars and workshops and this has to be one of the best thought through and facilitated events I have been to. Congratulations on a truly excellent day.
I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you to you Sylvia, for delivery the best education I have ever taken part in. It was inspiring, emotional, and above all else, educational. Honestly one of the best personal choices I have ever made. You were a great trainer, knowledgeable, funny, and honest.
What an absolutely wonderful day! Thank you so, so much. The future is very exciting!
It was outstanding, it made me reflect on heroism, power and authority. I believe the message regarding heroism being portrayed in daily acts of kindness, consideration and active positivity regularly and in an honest manner was inspiring, also the concept that it is in everyone's power to be a hero daily at least to one person was beautiful.