Key learnings from August's Embrace Difference webinar
“It’s okay not to be okay." That was just one of the reassuring messages to come out of August’s Embrace Difference Webinar: Health & wellbeing in today’s world. Thanks to the hundreds of people who joined this important conversation and special thanks to facilitator Emma Baldwin and panellists, Jeff McKenzie, Genevieve Hawkins and Heather Williams for sharing their insights, experience and guidance.
Each of the speakers shared insights for maintaining good mental health and ideas on how to take care of those around us. At a time when half of the country is in lockdown, there is an undeniable need for people to connect, to check in and to ensure that friends, families and colleagues are coping.
One of the first things established was that not only is it okay to not be okay, but that all of us will not be okay at some point in our life. Secondly, if you are talking to someone who is not okay, it is okay not to have all the answers. The best thing you can do is to help that person feel connected and heard.
You can read more or watch the full webinar here.
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