Teacher Seminar

Join us for our 2021 Melbourne Teacher Seminar on the 18th of May.

The Resilience Project has partnered with over 1,000 schools around the country, teaching simple and practical mental health strategies.

In the 2021 teacher seminar, Hugh van Cuylenburg and Martin Heppell will walk you through their journeys and tell stories of the incredible people who have inspired them – and The Resilience Project – to spread happiness.

You’ll also be provided with practical strategies to look after your own wellbeing along with learning activities, resources and tips that will empower you to improve your students’ mental health. 

Event details


Date: Tuesday 18th of May

Time: 9.30am – 3.15pm

Venue: Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre

Tickets: Click here

Event schedule

9.30am: Arrival
10.00am – 11.15am: Session 1: Discovering Resilience with Hugh van Cuylenburg
11.15am – 11.45am: Morning tea
11.45am – 1.15pm: Session 2: Wellbeing workshop & curriculum activities
1.15pm – 2.00pm: Lunch
2.00pm – 3.15pm: Session 3: Building strong connections in your school community with Martin Heppell 
3.15pm: Day concludes

More about the seminar


If you’re a secondary, primary or early childhood educator, who is new to teaching The Resilience Project curriculum, in need of a refresher or eager to build resilience at your school – this seminar is for you. The practical activities and strategies presented through Hugh, Martin, Leah and Antony’s presentations will help you:

Seminar agenda

SESSION 1: Discovering Resilience

10:00am – 11:15am

Hugh van Cuylenburg - The Resilience Project Founder

The ‘Discovering Resilience’ presentation addresses how to focus on providing practical strategies to build resilience and develop positive mental health in an education environment.

Morning tea: 11:15am –11:45am

SESSION 2: Wellbeing workshop & curriculum activities

11:45am – 1:15pm

Leah Stevenson - Teaching and Learning Advisor
Antony Keely - School Programs Manager

We understand how busy life is as a teacher! The Teacher Wellbeing Workshop will provide strategies to look after yourself linked to the program pillars of gratitude, empathy and mindfulness. You will also be provided with a number of practical learning activities, including some great games, ideas and resources you can take into your classroom.

Lunch: 1:15pm – 2:00pm

SESSION 3: Building strong connections in your school community

2:00pm – 3:15pm

Martin Heppell - The Resilience Project Partner & Presenter

Strong connections with students, colleagues and parents are key to a positive school culture. They help us to become better leaders, role models and educators. In this session, you'll be provided with ideas and practical strategies to develop authentic connections across your school community - and beyond.

Day Concludes: 3:15pm