THE Women’s Spirit Project group is celebrating the conclusion of one of its major programs.
The group recently finished its 2022 spirit of transformation program. The free 12-week program is for women aged over 24 who have experienced hardships like family violence, mental health issues, poverty, and unemployment.
The course is run alongside facilitators and mentors who help the participants gain confidence and develop strategies to achieve their goals.
Women’s Spirit Project founder Jodie Belyea said the 12-week program “enables our participants to build their fitness, health and wellbeing.”
“Our group completes the program inspired, empowered and motivated, and belonging to a supportive community of women. Participants have an increased sense of belonging and connectedness, reducing social isolation and loneliness. Their increased community spirit opens them to opportunities to further empower each other and in turn, inspire others,” she said.
Members of the women’s group are aiming to complete a three-day trek from Frankston to Cape Schanck in November. Belyea said “this life-affirming walk is open to all women in our community. We are offering a number of walking distances to ensure the event is accessible for women with varying fitness levels and from different backgrounds. Walk registrations will open early August 2022. In the lead up to the walk, we are planning to offer free catch up and connect walks for local women – designed to be fun, social outdoor activities that gradually build our strength and fitness.”
For more information visit womensspiritproject.org