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Mental Health & Emotional Well-Being during Covid, 2021

‘Mental Health in 2021’

After 18 months of uncertainty, isolation and fluctuating restrictions, it is no wonder many of us are feeling more stressed, anxious, depressed or just out of sorts.
As expats we have the added nuances of friends leaving and losing our robust social circles, family support networks being far away, and the inability to travel home easily for funerals, weddings or just some good old fashion hugs.
Many of us may have also experienced ‘collective anxiety’ or ‘contagious anxiety’ in the workplace, home or on social media.
COVID has been really tough for many.
This free one-hour talk will cover aspects of mental health and emotional well-being and the impact Covid has had on individuals and society. The better we understand what is happening to us, our family and friends, the better equipped we are to handle life.
More importantly we will look at what can be done. Strategies, tips and take-home tools to do at home in moments of stress, distress, panic or just a crappy day.
Let’s create ‘collective calm,’ ‘collective harmony’ and ‘collective positivity.’
Thanks to Emma Carroll for capturing this talk.

World Mental Health Day

This Sunday is World Mental Health Day and I will be giving a free talk on understanding mental health in COVID times and looking at coping strategies.

Join us at Marketplace by SOS on Sunday 10th October for the first in our Wellbeing Workshops, to raise awareness of World Mental Health Day and meet with resident counsellor Romi Grossberg.

To mark the event Romi will be sharing simple take-home tools we can all do for ourselves to keep our family, friends and community safe and emotionally healthy.

COVID has been really tough for many and has increased our levels of stress, uncertainty, depression and anxiety.  The greater the number in the community who understand the impact of mental health and with the skills to relieve some of these emotions, the more we can support and help each other from things like ‘collective anxiety’ or ‘contagious anxiety’.  So let’s come together, learn together and support together.

We’ll be providing complimentary tea and homemade cupcakes donated by the lovely Moran.

Only 20 spots available.  So register early to save your seat.

Date:  Sunday 10th October

Time:  10:30am – 12:30pm (includes morning tea break)

Location: Marketplace by SOS, behind the Buffalo Steakhouse (Chaweng Ring Road).

Cost:  This event is free to attend, but a small donation on the day to Sisters on Samui would be appreciated.

 

More Info and Registration here.