Holly Hammond (Plan to Win and Plan to Thrive) recently travelled to the UK and Spain for a research trip about activist health and wellbeing.
Her trip included:
- Participating in Sustaining Our Activism: Building Resilient Communities – a week long residential retreat in Devon, England.
- Participating in A Mindful Life: Inner and Outer Transition, a five day residential retreat at Schumacher College near Totnes (the town that kicked off the Transition Towns Network).
- Meeting with a number of activist educators and wellness practitioners including folks from Counselling for Social Change, Rhizome, Campaign Bootcamp, London Roots Collective, Seeds for Change, Transition Network, Cre-Act, and eco-Dharma.
- A writing retreat in the north of Spain to collate findings, write articles and develop curriculum for future workshops.
Holly will share insights from the trip in a suitably relaxing and nourishing session that will provide new perspectives on how to show care for yourself and other activists.
This is a Melbourne Campaigner’s Network event. MCN holds regular gatherings for campaigners, activists, and organisers to discuss ideas, exchange resources and discover new approaches to social change.
Location: Rm 4, St. Vincent’s Hospital Function Centre, Aikenhead Bldg, Cnr Victoria Pde and Nicholson St Carlton (don’t go to Ross House or 60L by mistake!)
Time: 6pm til 8pm followed by dinner nearby.
Date: Thursday 19 May
Cost: Free to those who contributed to crowdfunding for this trip, suggested donation for others $10-$15 (nobody turned away for lack of funds).
Register: Please fill in this survey to say you’re coming along – and give input into an Election Recovery Day (July tbc) and Activist Wellbeing Retreat (November tbc).
Further info: Holly Hammond – call 0421 508 446 or via the Contact page.