Plan to Thrive is a collaborative blog project to encourage and support the health and wellbeing of people and groups engaged in working for social and ecological justice.
Workshop: Holistic Health x 3

Workshop: Holistic Health x 3

Sunday July 9, 2-5pm Save the Children, 33 Lincoln Sq Sth, Carlton This month we're delving into a variety of topics to give activists a boost of wellbeing and refresher tips for the winter months. The workshop will be split into three sections to present different...

Workshop: Holistic Health x 3

Workshop: Holistic Health x 3

Sunday July 9, 2-5pm Save the Children, 33 Lincoln Sq Sth, Carlton This month we're delving into a variety of topics to give activists a boost of wellbeing and refresher tips for the winter months. The workshop will be split into three sections to present different...

Review: The Happy, Healthy Nonprofit

Review: The Happy, Healthy Nonprofit

Nonprofit organisations can be prone to encouraging overwork, simply because they know their employees are emotionally invested. Alexandra Lamb analyses Beth Kanter and Aliza Sherman's recent argument that nonprofits should transform their workplace culture to have...

Workshop review: Putting Pen to Paper

Workshop review: Putting Pen to Paper

On Sunday 4 June Plan To Thrive's Suse Scholem ran a workshop on journaling as a regular self-care practice. The workshop wove together theories from a range of fields including psychology, neuroscience and social change, discussion about the benefits of journaling...

Review: Hope in the Dark by Rebecca Solnit

Review: Hope in the Dark by Rebecca Solnit

Rebecca Solnit first wrote Hope in the Dark in 2004. Here Matt Ross reviews the American author's arguments for keeping the faith in times of despair. Sitting in a hipster yoga retreat in Bali, sweating and occasionally scratching the red mosquito bites clustering on...

Mental health of activists at work: An OH&S matter

Mental health of activists at work: An OH&S matter

Workplaces have a responsibility to ensure the health and welfare of their staff. Amal Cimino shares how she is using Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) legislation to help her workmates advocate for protection of their mental health at work. For far too long...

Review: Inclusive Yoga

Review: Inclusive Yoga

Anu and Laura Gilmartin On Sunday 7 May Anu led a two-part session of Inclusive Yoga at Dance of Life Centre of Yoga and Healing in Fitzroy. Some of the session's resources are provided here. Session one: Standing in your Power. Anu asked us to recall an intention we...

Planning for aid workers to thrive

Planning for aid workers to thrive

Humanitarian aid workers are at significant risk of burnout and trauma. Martina Nicolls explains the challenges unique to aid workers and the fight for recognition and effective change so far. Humanitarian aid workers worldwide want better work conditions and improved...

Workshop: Putting Pen to Paper

Workshop: Putting Pen to Paper

Sunday, June 4, 2-5pm Save the Children, 33 Lincoln Square South, Carlton Writing and drawing can be powerful ways to process and express what's happening in our lives, including our activism. It gives us a chance to reflect and respond to the world around us. When...

Workshop: Putting Pen to Paper

Workshop: Putting Pen to Paper

Sunday, June 4, 2-5pm Save the Children, 33 Lincoln Square South, Carlton Writing and drawing can be powerful ways to process and express what's happening in our lives, including our activism. It gives us a chance to reflect and respond to the world around us. When...

Workshop: Inclusive Yoga

Workshop: Inclusive Yoga

2:00-5:00pm (please arrive 1:30pm) Sunday 7 May Dance of Life Centre of Yoga and Healing, St Marks Church, 250 George St, Fitzroy Join us for some integrated self care for your wellbeing - combining body and mind - with a session of 'Inclusive Yoga' with Anu. The...

Workshop review: Recognising burnout and changing course

Workshop review: Recognising burnout and changing course

Melbourne activists took part in a Plan To Thrive workshop on Avoiding Burnout on Sunday 2 April. The workshop was facilitated by community and permaculture activist Theo Kitchener. Theo started the workshop by offering a definition of workaholism and discussing the...

Activist stories: Leanne

Activist stories: Leanne

Leanne Shingles was interviewed by Laura Gilmartin after completing the Darebin Spiritual Healing Trail February 2017 Activist Wellbeing Workshop. Leanne Shingles has worked as a paid official in the union movement for 20 years, and has worked as a community activist...