News | Posted on 12th Jan 2022
After a second year impacted by the pandemic, we are even more aware of the mental health impacts of uncertainty, lockdowns and isolation. We are also aware that returning to some semblance of ‘normal’, the relaxation of restrictions, the social anxieties of reconnecting with people and the worries of the festive season may be impacting mental health concerns as well.
The WSRC team have determined that it remains in the best interests of our students and staff to resume in Term 1 with online workshops rather than the face-to-face option. Although the rules mean workshops may currently be run in person, the risk of spreading COVID-19 to vulnerable members of our community is too great at this point in time. So ‘normality’ may be a little further off than we expected.
If you are a student who has been keen to return to face-to-face workshops, do consider the online option. Please get in touch if you would like to discuss attending, especially if you are new to using Zoom or do not currently have the ability to use this software. We would be happy to talk through the options with you.
The WSRC team look forward to reconnecting with our community to positively impact students’ growth and learning about mental health in 2022, regardless of the format this connection happens in.
What’s on in Term 1?
Essential What is Mental Health Stream
In November 2021, a survey of WSRC students showed that sixty percent attended recovery college workshops to learn more about mental health. The continued interest and positive feedback throughout the year regarding the What is Mental Health stream shows how important these topics are for both personal and professional growth.
So in Term 1 join us to learn more about popular topics you may have missed in 2021, including Understanding Eating Disorders, Understanding Personality Disorders and Domestic and Family Violence and Mental Health.
Boost your Communication Skills & Confidence
Responding to some of the anxieties of returning to our lives in the community, this term we will also offer workshops on communication skills and assertiveness from the Skills for Life stream. Building on these skills will help empower you to feel more confident about interactions with others and being able to communicate about what you need.
The Skills for Life stream commences with Building Self-Confidence, with Effective Communication Skills followed up by Practising Assertiveness which allows students to practise the skills built in these workshops further.
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