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Topic Tuesday // How to support yourself while supporting others // Tues 18 June, 7pm AEST

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When we have lived experience of complex mental health, it's natural to want to reach out and support those who are also navigating the recovery journey. Connecting and engaging with others who understand our narrative is a powerful tool to self-healing. But sometimes it's easy to become overwhelmed and at times anxious as we try to manage our own symptoms alongside someone else's.

 

Join us for this Topic Tuesday as we feature special guest - Senior Clinician, Julia from @eheadspace  to discuss maintaining our own mental wellbeing whilst supporting others. Please note whilst this event features some youth related topics, it is open to members of all ages. 

 

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Re: Topic Tuesday // How to support yourself while supporting others // Tues 18 June, 7pm AEST

Hey everyone welcome to tonight's event! 

A big extra special welcome to those who wanted a reminder of tonight's TT Smiley Very Happy

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For tonight’s discussion, we are talking about Supporting Yourself while Supporting Others.  For this discussion, we are lucky enough to have one of the wonderful counsellors from @eheadspace , Julia! Julia has worked with e-Headspace for over two years and will be answering some discussion points tonight around how to look after your own complex mental health whilst supporting others. Even though tonight’s event has an angle on 18-30 year olds, we encourage people of all ages to join the discussion as it is a broad issue for many.

 

With all that said and done, the way tonight works, is that I will share with you some thoughts and question prompts around this topic - please get involved and share your insights or other questions you have, you never know when your own learnings can be so helpful to another and vice versa, so don't be shy! 

 
Without further delay, let's hear a bit from Julia @ @eheadspace 

Re: Topic Tuesday // How to support yourself while supporting others // Tues 18 June, 7pm AEST

Hello Everyone and thanks for inviting me to join in on a very important discussion tonight, its really nice to be here representing eheadspace.

 

Just a little bit about me, I currently work as a senior mental health clinician at eheadspace. I am a qualified social worker and prior to my role at eheadspace I was working in a face to face setting providing counselling to young people ages 12 -25. I am really passionate about prevention and thus the topic tonight of self-care and wellbeing really stood out for me. Caring for others is so important, but giving yourself permission to care for yourself is even more important and I am looking forward to participating in some rich discussion around this topic tonight!

Re: Topic Tuesday // How to support yourself while supporting others // Tues 18 June, 7pm AEST

Wooohooo! Thanks @eheadspace  Julia Smiley Happy

 

We'll now wait a few moments for members to join and settle in, then we will kick off for tonight's event with our first discussion point Smiley Very Happy!

Re: Topic Tuesday // How to support yourself while supporting others // Tues 18 June, 7pm AEST

Hi @nashy @eheadspace  julia 😊

Re: Topic Tuesday // How to support yourself while supporting others // Tues 18 June, 7pm AEST

Hi @nashy  @eheadspace 

 

can I ask a question?

Re: Topic Tuesday // How to support yourself while supporting others // Tues 18 June, 7pm AEST

Welcome @BlueBay  Heart Smiley Happy Glad to have you here!

Re: Topic Tuesday // How to support yourself while supporting others // Tues 18 June, 7pm AEST

Hey @Aeiou  yeah for sure, we will kick off discussion points in a minute! Then if you like, post your question in response to that Smiley Happy Smiley Very Happy Also welcome!

Re: Topic Tuesday // How to support yourself while supporting others // Tues 18 June, 7pm AEST

Ok I wait

Re: Topic Tuesday // How to support yourself while supporting others // Tues 18 June, 7pm AEST

Alright crew! Let's kick off discussion point number one Smiley Happy

 

As we foster our own recovery, it is important to connect with others who understand our experience. Sometimes along the way we may find ourselves becoming emotionally exhausted as we hold space for not only ourselves, but also other people living with mental health challenges.

What sort of challenges have you come across whilst supporting a loved one alongside yourself?



@Aeiou  feel free to respond with your question too Heart

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