In 2024, Veterans SA has teamed up with MESHA to deliver a program of workshops designed to arm veterans and Defence partners with the tools for success.

The MindRight and StoryRight workshops are designed to connect the veteran community as they navigate post-service life and provide the essential tools needed to steer through the transition process, as well as understanding how skills gained in the defence force can be applied to civilian roles.

Veterans SA has engaged MESHA to adapt the MindRight and StoryRight workshops to suit the personal and professional needs of Defence and veteran partners. This is the first time that a partner-specific version of the programs will be offered to the community.

MindRight and StoryRight for Veterans

About the workshops:

Whether you are changing your role or transitioning out of Defence service, MindRight and StoryRight will arm you with the knowledge you need to succeed both personally and professionally.

  • MindRight for Veterans:
    A veteran-led, one-day workshop focused on making choices and decisions around your future, including your own expectations of yourself, goals, identity in and out of uniform, the values and strengths you can harness from your career thus far and clarifying your sense of purpose in a new role or career direction, and how to care for yourself through any pitfalls.
  • StoryRight for Veterans:
    A one-day workshop focused on how you can translate your skills and experience to enable better promotion possibilities and employment opportunities, within or outside of service. This program also includes information on how to use AI such as Chat GPT for writing bios. Participants will also hear from a mentor who has made this transition to find out more about their challenges and learnings.

Who should attend:

  • Current serving ADF members who are considering transitioning
  • Recently transitioned veterans

Upcoming workshops:

The MindRight and StoryRight programs are free to attend, however registration is essential. The workshops can be taken in isolation or participants can register for both.

The following workshops are currently scheduled. Capacity is limited to 12 participants per program.

Additional workshops may be held later in the year. Details to come.

Join Veterans SA and program facilitators MESHA for the upcoming MindRight for Veterans workshop.

  • Date: Thursday 6 June
  • Time: 9.00am – 5.00pm
  • Location: The Precinct at Alberton, 9 Queen Street, Alberton

Join Veterans SA and program facilitators MESHA for the upcoming StoryRight for Veterans workshop.

  • Date: Thursday 13 June
  • Time: 9.00am – 5.00pm
  • Location: The Precinct at Alberton, 9 Queen Street, Alberton

MindRight and StoryRight for Partners

About the workshops:

Partners of current or former serving ADF members are invited to join our MindRight and StoryRight workshops, in partnership with MESHA. This is the first time these tailored programs have been offered.

  • MindRight for Partners:
    A workshop that will run over two short days focused on making choices that work for you. The program delves into your goals, values and strengths. MindRight will open the door to renewed purpose as you consider a new role, career direction or life stage. It also explores self-care and how to support yourself as you navigate challenges along the way.
  • StoryRight for Partners:
    A workshop focused on how you can communicate your skills and experiences to explore new opportunities. The program will run over two short days and includes information on how to use AI platforms such as Chat GPT to inspire and enhance your writing when applying for jobs. Participants will develop a strong personal narrative by understanding their unique skill set and by learning effective communication methods.

For added peace-of-mind, on-site childcare will be provided during the MindRight and StoryRight Programs for Partners. A form to access this service will be sent to participants following confirmation of their registration.

Who should attend:

  • Partners of current and former serving ADF members

Upcoming workshops:

The MindRight and StoryRight programs are free to attend, however registration is essential. Participants in the StoryRight and MindRight Partners Program need to undertake both workshops.

The following workshops are currently scheduled. Capacity is limited to 12 participants per program.

Additional workshops may be held later in the year. Details to come.

Join Veterans SA and program facilitators MESHA for the upcoming MindRight for Partners program.

Whether you’re changing role, recently relocated, just starting out in the workforce or have changed career as a result of your partner’s service, the tailored-for-partners MindRight program will help you to navigate change both personally and professionally.

  • Dates: Monday 5 and 12 August
  • Time: 10.00am – 2.30pm
  • Location: Riverside Gawler, 17 Edith Street, Gawler East

By registering for the program, you are committing to attend both sessions.

Join Veterans SA and program facilitators MESHA for the upcoming StoryRight for Partners workshop.

Whether you’re changing role, recently relocated, just starting out in the workforce or have changed career as a result of your partner’s service, the tailored-for-partners StoryRight program will help you to navigate change both personally and professionally.

  • Dates: Monday 19 and 26 August
  • Time: 10.00am – 2.30pm
  • Location: Riverside Gawler, 17 Edith Street, Gawler East

By registering for the program, you are committing to attend both sessions.

Contact

Any queries relating to the StoryRight and MindRight Programs can be directed to VeteransSA@sa.gov.au.

Hear from previous participants of MESHA’s StoryRight program:

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