Staying mentally healthy is even more of a balancing act in these uncertain times we’re living in right now, ’Safe and Sound Webinar Series’ featured 6 webinars aimed at supporting young people, youth supports, men, women, seniors and LGBTIQA+ communities.
In each webinar, we heard from a range of speakers from local support services and organisations sharing tips and information about key stressors and the services available to help you and the people around you live well.
A key theme of the webinar series was to reach out and get support, with a friend or family member or to an organisation in a position to hear and support you. Please find here a comprehensive list of services available for you to connect and get support if needed.
This webinar series has been funded by NSW Ministry of Health as part of our Suicide Prevention Community Gatekeeper Training Project.
Safe and Sound Webinar Recordings
What's on men's minds in tough times - 27 May 2020
This webinar featured a facilitated discussion with Mike from Lifeline Northern Beaches, Steve from Man Anchor, Pete from Parents Beyond Breakup, Amanda from Odyssey House and Debbie, financial Counsellor from Lifeline Northern Beaches. They spoke about everything from managing mental health and wellbeing, alcohol and other drugs and financial stress.
Women living well - 3 June 2020
This webinar featured a facilitated discussion with Sue from Council, Mike from Lifeline Northern Beaches, Kylie from Relationships Australia, Jacqui from Northern Beaches Women’s Shelter, Simran from Kedesh and Dr Gilda Brunello, local GP. They spoke about everything from managing mental health and wellbeing, relationships, alcohol and other drugs and importance of GP’s.
This webinar spoke to the issue of women who may experience domestic and family violence or homelessness. If you, or those around you need support we would encourage you to contact Northern Beaches Women Shelter, Manly Warringah Women’s Resource Centre or Community Northern Beaches.
Finding your way to wellness as a young person - 10 June 2020
This webinar featured a facilitated discussion with Sue from Council, Mike from Lifeline Northern Beaches, Simon from batyr, Sally from Headspace Brookvale, Hannah from DAYSS and Claire from Twenty 10. They spoke about everything from importance of sharing your experiences with others, managing mental health and wellbeing and being apart of the LGBTIQA+ Community.
This webinar spoke to the issue of alcohol and the relationship with mental health. If you, or those around you would like further information or support we encourage you to visit Alcohol and Drug Foundation Website for further resources, watch supporting young people to stay mentally well webinar, below or also contact SDECC.
Lets talk living well for LGBTIQA+ Communities - 17 June 2020
The fourth webinar of the series, specifically designed for LGBTIQA+ Communities, featured a facilitated discussion from Sue from Council and Mike from Lifeline Northern Beaches with Claire from Twenty 10, Maree from PFLAG, Hilary from Inner City Legal Service and Siobhan from ACON.
The aim of this webinar was to share out support for our Northern Beaches LGBTIQA+ community members and their friends, families and allies. We wanted to introduce you to some of the supports available through LGBTIQA+ led organisations. We hope that the message you received from our panellists was that support is available, that all sexualities, gender identities and bodies are affirmed and celebrated, and that we, as a broader community can all work to make sure our communities are inclusive.
We had a couple of questions about the use of pronouns used in presenters titles. We asked all of our presenters to identify their pronouns, as using and identifying people's pronouns is a way to share how all of us like to be referred, to ensure we don't make assumptions about people's identity. This is one thing we can do to be more inclusive of our trans and gender diverse communities. Please see more information about pronouns.
Supporting young people to stay mentally well - 24 June 2020
The fifth webinar of the series, specifically designed for Youth Supports, featured a facilitated discussion from Sue from Council and Mike from Lifeline Northern Beaches with Kerry from CCNB, Louise and Godelieve from Good Grief, Kylie from Relationships Australia and Belinda from SDECC.
We apologise for the poor audio and sound quality for Louise and Godelieve from Good Grief. Please check out their website for more information about the Seasons for Growth Program.
Helping older people stay connected - 1 July 2020
The sixth and last webinar of the series, specifically designed for seniors featured a facilitated discussion from Sue from Council and Mike from Lifeline Northern Beaches with John and Peter from Men's Kitchen, Anna from CCNB, Megan from Relationships Australia and Ann from Anglicare. They spoke about everything from managing mental health and wellbeing, importance of connection, relationships and supporting older people during time of stress.