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Wake Up with SCBWN - Discussing coping mechanisms with the USC Thompson Institute

  • 16 Apr 2020
  • 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM


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Wake up with SCBWN

Discussing coping mechanisms with the USC Thompson Institute

Thursday 16th April 2020 | 7.30am – 8.30am

Free of Charge Public event via Zoom

Hosted by Min Swan

Once you have registered you will receive an email with the Zoom viewing link

For many people, their daily routine, business and home life have been forced to change. Some have lost jobs, businesses and livelihoods. Others have had their dreams, hopes and goals put on hold. It is a time where it is difficult to have a sense of control with things changing so rapidly. We understand worlds have changed considerably. In this current environment even our contact has changed with physical distancing. Being isolated can be a tough feeling at the best of times, but right now it can be an even more impactful. You are not alone and there are numerous supports and things you can do for yourself to maintain your well-being.

In a new online event format SCBWN will provide you with a morning that will give you an understanding of why you might be feeling like you do and offer strategies that will assist your wellbeing in this stressful time.

We are teaming up with the USC Sunshine Coast Mind and Neuroscience - Thompson Institute to discuss the array of feelings and reactions that people are currently experiencing. Two mental health clinicians will be online to discuss:

o Understanding common stress reactions

o What you may experience with your mental health in the current environment

o Strategies that can enhance mental health and wellbeing

o Where to access further support

Grab your breakfast, coffee and open your laptop to join us on Zoom on Thursday the 16th April at 7:30am for an enriching conversation that will change your life for the better. There will be a 30-minute conversation followed by a Q & A for those who wish to stay on the line.


Sunshine Coast Mind and Neuroscience Thompson Institute

The Sunshine Coast Mind and Neuroscience – Thompson Institute was established by the University of the Sunshine Coast as a hub for world-class mental health research, teaching and clinical services.

The Thompson Institute pioneers a unique operating model that integrates clinical services, advocacy, research and education. The result is the fast translation of research breakthroughs into education and practice, contributing to the Institute’s mission to improve outcomes for people experiencing mental illness and find preventions and cures.

Opening last year, the Institute is already at the forefront of research for some of Australia’s most pressing mental health issues, including suicide prevention, healthy brain ageing and dementia, post-traumatic stress disorder and youth mental health.

The Institute and its people are community-focussed and believe partnerships with government and industry and the participation of businesses and the general public in education, research and advocacy are vital to the improvement of mental health on the Sunshine Coast and beyond.


Monique Jones is a mental health nurse and research officer working at the Thompson Institute, where she is integral to developing new treatment methods for post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and suicidality.  She has extensive clinical experience working in a variety of mental health settings in both New Zealand and Australia.

Andrew Watkins is a mental health nurse practitioner with more than 20 years of clinical experience. He has published more than 30 research papers and book chapters. Andrew moved to the Sunshine Coast and joined the Thompson Institute in January this year.


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