In 2020 we ran a series of webinars aimed at supporting people who are struggling being confined to their homes.
The webinars were hosted by Psychologist and Workplace Mental Health Strategist, New Zealand Service member John Capon, and streamed live on Zoom. The launch webinar on April 14th 2020 covered Emotional and Mental Wellbeing. Other panelists were David Anthony, PHD Sports and Exercise Psychologist and ex-Caulfield RSL President Colin Bradley.
Webinar 2 was on Thursday 16th April 2020 and discussed Physical Wellbeing and exercise. Again, it was hosted by John Capon, and features Caulfield RSL General Manager Cameron Griffiths, who is a personal trainer, and Ben Gold, Physiotherapist and owner of Home Physio Melbourne, Physio2mums and HPT New York as panelists. The pair shared their tips, advice and strategies on how to stay physically well and fit while spending the majority of our time indoors at home. You can view the webinar here.
The third webinar in the series was on Tuesday 21st April 2020. In that episode, the topic was Spiritual Wellbeing during COVID-19 and we introduce Father Turi Hollis from Christ Church, St Kilda and James Hohepa Smith, President of the New Zealand RSL Sub Branch. View this webinar, via this link.
The panel appeared by video, with Participants able to interact by asking the panel questions by text.
The fourth webinar in this series dealt with Relationships with family and friends and maintaining a sense of belonging which is central staying healthy and well.
Maria Kumar (Secretary of the Victoria Maori Wardens), Jane Laidlaw (Centre Manager of Headspace Elsternwick/ Bentleigh) were guests for the fourth webinar, again hosted by John Capon. Maria and Jane shared their experiences, tips and advice on how we can nurture our relationships and continue to feel connected to others during COVID-19. You can see the webinarhere.
The final webinar in this series discusses Supporting our Returned and Service Members.