Fed Square becomes a Wellbeing Village

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90 Wellbeing Village 3 Koorie Heritage Trust Mindfulness Walk
Kaylah Joelle Baker

For Melburnians who have spent the first half of the year unsure how to have a healthier and happier lifestyle, a weekend in the heart of the city may just be the answer.

From Friday, August 26 to the following Sunday, Federation Square is transforming into a Wellbeing Village with workshops, classes, information stands and marquees, food trucks and film screenings.

Director and CEO of the Melbourne Arts Precinct Corporation Katrina Sedgwick OAM said the Wellbeing Village was important to show visitors different ways they could put their health and wellbeing first.

“The Wellbeing Village at Fed Square encourages Victorians to explore a range of wellness activities, discover important mental health resources, and take part in fitness and creative classes,” she said.


“Mental health, recreation and wellbeing play a crucial role in everyone’s lives and hosting these activities in the heart of Melbourne in the civic heart of Melbourne – Fed Square – positively reinforces this across our community.”


On the list of events and activities are yoga classes, a VicHealth Future Health activity zone, a wellbeing experience at the Peninsula Hot Springs marquee, a silent disco and an option to mix your own smoothie on a spin bike with Bike n’ Blend.

A Beyond Blue bus and a Love Me, Love You marquee will also be onsite for visitors wanting to gather mental health resources.

Presented by Fed Square and VicHealth, the event is all about looking after both all aspects of your health, with main stage speakers also scheduled to share their personal stories on the Saturday.

Beyond Blue community speakers Emily Unity and Jake Russell will start the segment by sharing their journey of hope, recovery and resilience when dealing with a mental health condition.

Love Me, Love You founder Lance Picioane will then speak on overcoming adversity through diversity, before additional segments Plant the seed: Urban Farming 101 and Sound Healing are presented.

The Sunday will then wrap up with a screening of Inside Out – a family classic that teaches kids about navigating their different emotions and how to communicate them. •

For more information: fedsquare.com/events/wellbeing-village


Photo caption 1: Wellbeing Village Yoga. Photo: Liam Neal.

Photo caption 2: Bike n’ Blend.

Photo caption 3: Koorie Heritage Trust Mindfulness Walk.

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