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.
Good things a happenin’ at Plan To Thrive

Good things a happenin’ at Plan To Thrive

Plan To Thrive is gearing up for the New Year with some changes we’re excited to share with you. We welcome Laura Gilmartin, who will come on board as co-convenor of the PTT blog. Laura brings her experience and insight as a trade unionist and development professional...

Trumped up feelings

Trumped up feelings

The US election result has got some of us experiencing the full gamut of emotions. Here are some resources to help us work through them in ways that pay respect to body and soul. Sketch by Joshua Kahn Russell, US campaigner and activist educator, on the morning after...

Confronting apathy and finding a way forward

Confronting apathy and finding a way forward

Coming across apathetic people can really push our buttons! Laura Gilmartin explores what's behind apathy and options for healthy and productive responses. One of the most troubling aspects of being an activist in my experience, is offering information to someone...

Beyond self-care: what we find when we go deeper

Beyond self-care: what we find when we go deeper

Michael Apáthy explores what lies beneath stress - and how it can be addressed without creating yet another self care to-do list. I sat in front of my clinical supervisor for my fortnightly meeting in which I was supposed to talk about how I was coping, and how my...

PTT Research Trip Reportback – Perth

PTT Research Trip Reportback – Perth

Earlier this year Plan to Thrive convenor Holly Hammond undertook a research trip in Europe. Readers in Perth are welcomed to attend a reportback on Monday 17 October. A relaxing session to share new ideas and tools for activist wellbeing. Holly Hammond (Plan to Win...

The Three Dimensions of Integral Activist Training

The Three Dimensions of Integral Activist Training

As part of her recent European research trip Holly Hammond was fortunate to meet Guhyapati, founder of the Ecodharma Centre, and to be trained in England by alumni from the Sustaining Resistance program. It is truly inspiring to see the impact Ecodharma has had on...

Now the Election is Over…

Now the Election is Over…

Whoa, the Australian federal election is over. I woke up this morning feeling worried that there was something I had to do. Then I realised that it was done and whatever I do next was going to have to wait for the fog (in my brain and the country) to clear. It's hard...

Election Recovery Afternoon

Election Recovery Afternoon

1:30-5:00pm, Saturday 9th July 60L Green Building, 60 Leicester St, Carlton (Victoria - Australia) $15-30 depending on means Elections can be physically, mentally and emotionally demanding for campaigners. After the election you might find you ‘hit the wall’ and feel...

Responding to the Tragedy in Orlando

Responding to the Tragedy in Orlando

These valuable and timely tips have been made available by Dr Glenda Russell, a psychologist who has been doing research on the effects of stigma on individuals and communities - and how to survive it - for about 20 years. Please share them widely. What took place in...

Sustainable Activism – in three languages

Sustainable Activism – in three languages

  Mara, an activist and trainer from the Netherlands, has put together a beautiful zine in English, Dutch and German. The zine features personal stories, short articles, and lovely sketches. Here are some quotes from different activists who contributed their...

Balance or Burnout?

Balance or Burnout?

One of the highlights of Holly Hammond’s recent research trip was learning from Sophy Banks at the ‘Mindful Life: Inner and Outer Transition’ retreat at Schumacher College. Sophy was one of the founders of ‘Heart and Soul’ or Inner Transition work in the Transition...

PTT Research Trip Reportback

PTT Research Trip Reportback

Stay tuned for a series of articles written and gathered during Holly Hammond's travels in Europe. Readers in Melbourne are welcomed to attend a reportback on Thursday 19th May with other events to follow. A relaxing session to share new ideas and tools for activist...

Election Survival Tips

Election Survival Tips

Australia is heading in to an epic three month long election campaign. Elections, like any high intensity campaign time, can place individual campaigners under a lot of stress and pressure. Look after yourself this election season. Here’s some reminders that might...

Plan to Thrive is on the road!

Plan to Thrive is on the road!

Holly Hammond is embarking on a research trip to explore activist health and wellbeing. Here’s what she’ll be getting up to. Watch this space for fresh articles, interviews, and details of future workshops and retreats. I believe in the power of people working...

Organise Yourself Healthy

Organise Yourself Healthy

Are you embarking on the new year with goals relating to your health and wellbeing? A lot of people are, myself included! This article is offered in support of us achieving those goals. It turns out community organisers (and other change agents) have some excellent...