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    Real Resilience: A Community Talk on Mental Health


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    Event description

    In this empowering event, we delve into the journey of resilience with Fliss as she shares her inspiring story of being a small business owner and living with Bipolar, ultimately overcoming mental health challenges. Alongside Fliss, we're honored to have two esteemed psychologists, Tanya Forster & Jill Hely to join us to provide invaluable insights:

    ⚡ Offering a unique perspective from Fliss' psychologist, delve into the professional viewpoint on Fliss' journey, highlighting key strategies for resilience and mental well-being.

    Explore ways you can support loved ones facing mental health issues. Gain practical tips and tools to create a supportive environment and foster resilience in your community. 

    Whether you're seeking personal or professional empowerment or ways to support others, this event promises to enlighten, inspire, and equip you with the knowledge to navigate mental health challenges with strength and compassion.

    The Event

    - 3-hour community event, supporting & helping raise awareness around the importance of Mental Heath at Dubbo’s stunning Down the Lane venue (inside)

    - Canapes followed by buffet style dinner, including a welcome drink

    - Money raised for the Black Dog Institute

    - Entertainment by the incredibly talented Sam Coon

    - Lucky door prize, raffles & give aways

    - Professional photos by TJ from Touchwood sent to you post event

    Your Presenters

    Tanya Forster, Ceo & Psychologist, Macquarie Health Collective

    Tanya Forster is a well-known regional Psychologist who, feeling frustrated with the health services available in Regional NSW, decided to break the mould and establish Macquarie Health Collective, an innovative and collaborative health care practice in Regional NSW. Tanya is a Central West local and a farmer’s wife, raising a family on the land. Tanya knows and understands both the joys and challenges of regional living, and so she established a practice that meets the healthcare needs of her community. Tanya has worked as a Psychologist in the Central West for over 15 years, supporting local children and families. Tanya also teaches at the University of Sydney School of Rural Health.

    Jill Hely, Psychologist, Flow Psychology

    Jill is a psychologist working from her busy private practice Flow Psychology Counselling & Wellbeing, which she opened with her business bestie in the midst of the pandemic. Jill has dedicated her career as a psychologist to finding the best ways she can to help people recover from chronic and traumatic stress and has been privileged to support thousands of people in their recovery journey over the last decade. Based on Gumbaynggirr land in beautiful beachside Sawtell NSW, Jill loves nothing better than to spend time at the beach with her family and two dogs. She has three children, who are now fabulous young adults. Jill has learnt from personal experience the importance of a balanced approach to selfcare in managing the risk of burnout and has recently authored her first self-help book Happiness Habits. In her dreams, she is spending less time working and more time travelling the world.


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