Well Minds Work in Focus – TAVRP Annual Dark Side of Rehab Symposium

A couple of weeks ago Well Minds Work were privileged to be invited to present again at the annual Tasmanian Association of Vocational Rehab Providers Symposium – The Dark Side of Rehab.

Em and Jess covered The Big T – Tips for Tacking Trauma as a Rehabilitation Provider, where we looked at signs, symptoms and causes of trauma as well interactive activities focused on trauma informed approaches.

As always we had a a excellent time listening to the many other knowledgeable speakers on the day and were overwhelmed with the participation from Tassie rehab providers across the state. Looking forward to hopefully coming along next year!

National Reconciliation Week

Now More Than Ever!

National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia.

The National Reconciliation Week theme for 2024, Now More Than Ever, is a reminder to all of us that no matter what, the fight for justice and the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people will —and must —continue.

Well Minds Work joined Reconciliation Australia at the annual reconciliation week breakfast this morning to show support for the ongoing work which must be done

International Day Against LGBTQIA+ Discrimination!

Today is the International Day Against LGBTQIA+ Discrimination!

May 17 marks the date in 1990 that homosexuality was removed from the WHO Classification of Diseases. While Well Minds Work celebrate this milestone and other advancements in LGBTQIA+ equality, the unfortunate reality is that there’s still more work to do!

Check out https://www.idahobit.org.au/ to find out more about how you can be a champion and support the LGBTQIA+ community and the impact of discrimination.

End Violence Against Women

Recently there has been much conversation regarding violence against women, both in the media and in the community. This topic can be uncomfortable, but it is important that we all work together towards reducing the occurrance and impact of this violence.

If you want to learn more, or access support for yourself or someone else, here are some good places to start:
– 1800RESPECT: https://www.1800respect.org.au/
– White Ribbon Australia: https://www.whiteribbon.org.au/
– ReachOut: https://au.reachout.com/challenges-and-coping/abuse-and-violence
– Engender Equality: https://engenderequality.org.au/

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Well Minds Work Workshop in Focus – Lady Gowrie

Over the past month Well Minds Work has been completing a series of workshops across Tasmania for Lady Gowrie. These were focused on managing anxiety in children from birth to 12 years old. We were delighted with the knowledge, participation, and enthusiasm by childhood educators and inclusion professionals attending the sessions. Some of the key takeaways for participants were learning what anxiety looks like and how to manage it, as well as where and when to get more support. The UTAS University Psychology Clinic provides low cost therapy and assessment services for children and their families. You can learn more about these services here: https://www.utas.edu.au/health/community-programs/university-psychology-clinic ??‍?‍?‍?

The below image is a snapshot of an article to be included in Lady Gowrie’s upcoming newsletter! ?

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Neurodiversity Celebration Week!

It’s Neurodiversity Celebration Week! Well Minds Work would like to acknowledge people with neurodiversity and the challenges associated with navigating a predominantly neurotypcial world.

We are hopeful that awareness can be built regarding the strengths of being neurodiverse and that we can move towards more neuroaffirming understandings and approaches!

For more information check out https://www.neurodiversityweek.com/

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IMAS Workshop

Well Minds Work Workshop in Focus – IMAS

Well Minds Work has already had a busy start to 2024, conducting mental health and wellbeing workshops with prominent organisations in Tasmania!

Today Well Minds Work collaborated with the PhD students at IMAS, completing a training session on anticipating and preventing burnout, as well as how to enhance self-care.

We thoroughly enjoyed the enthusiasm from the team at IMAS, which resulted in many productive conversations.

Please get in touch if you or your team are interested in engaging in some similar training! ?

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Well Minds Work Perinatal Mental Health Workshop!

Well Minds Work understand the importance of maintaining good mental health during the perinatal period. That’s why we have put together a perinatal mental health workshop aimed at teaching new parents about the signs and symptoms of perinatal anxiety and depression, as well as some mental health based coping strategies that will benefit all expecting and existing parents!

This workshop will run on Saturday the 17th of February at Eternal Womens Health, Hobart!

To find out more about this workshop check out the facebook event here: https://fb.me/e/1r9FNX5m3