WSCLC Learning in Lockdown

Wsclc Mental Health Hacks

As the COVID-19 lockdown continues to be extended, our Centre is taking time out to focus on learning about managing stress, mental wellbeing, and personal resilience.  

On Monday 26 July, Dr David Chapman, Consultant Psychiatrist with the NT Department of Health and Families, kindly volunteered his time to speak to our team about the causes of stress and how to respond to these. In particular, Dr Chapman spoke on the importance of perspective, understanding the wide-reaching impacts the current pandemic has on everyone’s mental health, and how diet, exercise and time-out can help us stay mentally well.  

We would like to thank Dr Chapman for his time and expertise shared in this area.  

The following week, we heard from Working Minds about building your personal resilience. Will from Working Minds spoke to us about the science of the human brain and stress, and led us through techniques we can use to recharge our minds. These are lessons we are excited to apply not just in the workplace, but in everyday life.  

In between our training, we also made sure to have a bit of fun, with a ‘Friends’ themed trivia session for the International Day of Friendship on Friday 30 July.  

While the lockdown looks to continue, it is more important than ever to keep our minds healthy and active, and look after those around us. We wish the community of Western Sydney a safe lockdown, and look forward to re-opening and re-connecting soon! 

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This website has a “quick exit” button near the top right-hand corner of each page. This button will close the Western Sydney Community Legal Centre website and open the Bureau of Meteorology website. The button may be helpful if you are worried that you are being monitored and you are concerned that someone is about to find you looking at this site.

However, the quick close button will not delete your browser history. This means that if the person checks your browser history they will be able to see that you have visited this website.

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If someone is monitoring your online activity using spyware or monitoring devices, they will still be able to see that you have visited this website.

Remember: Deleting large parts of your internet history may alert your abuser.

To discuss your online safety call DVConnect 1800 811 811 (24-hour telephone advice line) or 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732) (24-hour telephone counselling line).

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