Events

Two Approaches to Promoting Mental Health and Wellbeing

Summary

As part of Mental Health Week activities at UTAS, two experienced professionals present their approaches to addressing mental health and wellbeing issues.

Start Date

9th Oct 2017 6:00pm

End Date

9th Oct 2017 7:30pm

Venue

Room A150, Building A, Newnham campus

RSVP / Contact Information

RSVP to John Alford (john.alford@utas.edu.au) or 6324 3765

A presentation of two approaches to mental health and wellbeing issues:

  • Build Resilience when times are hard with Mindful Self-Compassion - An internationally recognised and effective program delivered by Rosy Green, a nurse, counsellor and homebirth midwife for over 25 years, who lectures in health and wellbeing at the University of Tasmania. She recently trained as a teacher in Mindful Self-Compassion, a simple practice that allows us to ‘tend and befriend ourselves’. The approach combines ancient Eastern mindfulness with new Western discoveries about brain function and human connection.
  • A Grassroots Approach to Wellbeing - Alan Johnson from Wellways Australia, will explore the difference between mental health and mental illness and what symptoms to recognise when someone may be experiencing mental ill health.Recognising that 1 in 5 people will be impacted by mental illness in a 12-month period he hopes to create some discussion about risk factors that may contribute to mental illness and consider some protective strategies. One of the aims of the session is to increase participants’ confidence to engage in a conversation with someone that may be experiencing low level mental illness.