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MDBA Business Wellbeing Program

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Welcome to the MDBA PERMAH Wellbeing Program.
We are excited to announce the upcoming PERMAH Wellbeing Program which will take place over 3 weeks in August and provide members and their team with over 16 FREE healthy activity sessions and 200+ opportunities to participate in and assist individual wellbeing.  These sessions will be provided by our local business operators and aim to assist you to enhance your own wellbeing healthy habits.  The healthy habit activities cover the following areas, nutrition, yoga, walks, boxing, crossfit, pilates, spin & step classes from middle August to Saturday 3rd September.   This program provides over $300 in member benefits.

This activity is supported by the Victorian Government, who funded the recent mental wellbeing training undertaken by the MDBA and the program we have develop for our member businesses and their team.  We bring this PERMAH Wellbeing Program of healthy habits to encourage some fun within our business community.  We all know running a business is not without its challenges and a few moments of fun with your fellow business community members will help in a better practice of wellbeing.

We aim to engage with you or your team members as part of our united business community to participate with others in one small thing at a time or all sessions, should you wish.  These Tiny activities are mighty steps to a better state of mental well-being.  The PERMAH Wellbeing Program provides over $300 in value for members and we look forward to seeing strong participation across the events.  Further details will be available shortly via the MDBA website along, our newsletters and social media posts.  What does PERMAH stand for?

  • P for Positive Emotions
  • E for Engagement
  • R for Relationships
  • M for Meaning
  • A for Achievement
  • H for Health

Come along and join in some fun activities and learn more about PERMAH and the benefits healthy wellbeing has to individual and business performance.  Receive a FREE Business Wellbeing kit.

Here, you will find tips, videos and information on a range of topics to enhance and assist your wellbeing and mental health.


MDBA PERMAH Wellbeing Program Overview

We have developed the PERMAH Wellbeing Program and all related content is provided free:

16 healthy activity workshop with 200+ individual opportunities to participate in wellbeing activity.  These healthy habit activities cover the areas of nutrition, yoga, walks, boxing, crossfit, pilates, spin & step classes.

  • FREE Business Wellbeing kit for session participates
  • Mental health and wellbeing support services listing and contact details.
  • Links and access to financial counselling to help manage debt and other financial issues.
  • Business advice & mentoring to help address challenges and find opportunities within your business.

How to look after yourself when you’re stressed

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There are simple, evidence-based steps you can take that help you when you experience stress.

We know that investing time in ourselves helps us manage stress. When we manage stress, we feel better and stay mentally and physically healthier. These wellbeing activities are a necessary part of our schedules rather than a luxury.

You can try the self-care plan from This Way Up. You can also include some of these tips for the next week:

  • exercising regularly, even for short periods a few times a week
  • finding time to do positive things for yourself that you enjoy
  • spending time with friends or family, particularly the people you find most supportive
  • eating well
  • having a good sleep routine
  • taking breaks during the workday that also involve some time away from technology
  • trying short but regular deep breathing and/or brief mindfulness exercises
  • looking at a variety of health and wellbeing tools and apps put together by to help meet your personal needs
  • making a list to prioritise your tasks for the day
  • scheduling certain tasks for times of the day when you focus best
  • setting some boundaries around your time at work and sharing the workload where you can
  • being kind to yourself – you are doing your best in a difficult situation (we are often more critical of ourselves than anyone else)