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Conversation Series: Community stories of resilience (Mental Health Week)

October 13 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Free - registration required

During Mental Health Week in Tasmania, we’ll be hosting a conversation with local voices and health professionals about how we can best support each other and build resilience in our community. 

The statistics on mental health, particularly in young people, point to it being the ‘shadow pandemic’ of our time. This event aims to better equip our community to deal with mental health challenges through local stories of resilience. Also how we can better assist family members, friends, and colleagues to access the support and tools they need during a crisis. 

We encourage and invite local voices to share their stories and invite questions to the panel in hopes of tapping into the strong sense of resilience in our community.


GUEST SPEAKERS:

Miranda Stephens 

Leading our discussion will be Clinical Psychologist Miranda Stephens; mindfulness teacher and co founding Director of mindfulness programs Australasia. Miranda is currently running a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) in Wynyard. Research shows MBSR is beneficial for alleviating stress, anxiety, chronic pain and depression. Studies have also shown Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) has the same efficacy as anti-depressant medication. 

Leigh Smith 

Leigh has a degree in Psychological Science from Swinburne University and worked for a mental health charity ‘Waves of Wellness’ (WOW) at Kirra Beach, QLD. WOW provided surf lessons for veterans and emergency services, women’s health groups, disengaged youth and other community outreach. Leigh will share his own journey of leaving the Defence force with depression and finding comfort and solace in the ocean.  


More speakers to be added soon. 

Supported by Arts Tasmania

Details

Date:
October 13
Time:
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Cost:
Free - registration required
Event Category:
https://events.humanitix.com/conversation-series-community-stories-of-resilience-mental-health-week

Venue

The Watershed
2a Old Bass Hwy
Wynyard, Tasmania Australia
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