Upcoming Webinar

Episode 6: Keeping your heart safe this winter

If you or a loved one are among the 4 million Australians living with cardiovascular disease, now is an important time to consider ways to stay heart healthy this winter. COVID-19 has created stress for many of us, but there may be greater anxiety about the increased risks this pandemic brings for those living with heart disease.

This FREE 45-minute webinar will endeavour to arm you with the latest information about the connection between COVID-19 and heart disease, how to look after yourself this winter by eating well, moving more and staying connected with your GP and pharmacist. Hear from the experts, Associate Professor Sarah Zaman, Interventional Cardiologist from Monash Heart, and Pharmacist Natalie Raffoul from the Heart Foundation. Knowledge is power – learn more about keeping your heart safe this winter.

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Support Resources

Resources:

  1. www.heartfailure.com.au  – valuable resources and a symptom checker for Heart Failure
  2. https://campaigns.heartfoundation.org.au/covid-19/ – more information about COVID-19 and heart disease
  3. https://www.heartfoundation.org.au/ – Heart Foundation website

Heart foundation helpline: 13 11 12

Event info

Date Thursday 6th August 2020
Time 7:30pm AEST
Duration 45 mins
Where Zoom Webinar

Speaker

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Sarah Zaman
Academic Interventional Cardiologist at Monash University and Monash Heart

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Natalie Raffoul
Clinical Pharmacist and Cardiovascular Risk Reduction Manager at the Heart Foundation

Past Webinar

Episode 1: Breaking Down Depression with Black Dog Institute

Feeling stressed, overwhelmed and down is extremely common, particularly during times of change and uncertainty. But what can you do when these feelings become more serious or won’t go away?

– Recognise symptoms of depression and anxiety
– Spot and monitor the warning signs
– Know when professional help is needed
– Understand treatment options
– Making sense of mental health. Life is challenging and our minds are complex, but knowledge is power.

Together, we can change the statistics on mental health and positively change lives for everyone.

Support Resources

For specific resources related to managing mental health during COVID-19 and ongoing, please visit https://www.blackdoginstitute.org.au/covid-19

If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, contact the following crisis services:
Emergency: 000
Lifeline: 13 11 14
Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800
MensLine: 1300 78 99 78
Suicide Call Back Service: 1300 659 467

Event info

Date Tuesday, 2 June 2020
Time 8.00pm AEST
Duration 45 mins
Where Zoom Webinar

Speaker

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Shai Mikus

Volunteer, Black Dog Institute

Past Webinar

Episode 2: Living with pain during COVID-19

COVID-19 has hit us all in different ways, but for those suffering from chronic pain, it may have become a period of greater anxiety and stress – with uncertainty and mixed messages about how to best manage pain issues during a pandemic, along with reduced access to support or communication.

This FREE webinar will give exclusive insights to holistic pain support, tips and tricks to cope with pain at home now and in the future, and access to have questions answered.

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Event info

Date Monday, 22 June 2020
Time 12.30pm AEST
Duration 45 mins
Where Zoom Webinar

Speaker

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Joyce McSwan

CEO and Founder, Painwise

Past Webinar

Episode 3: ‘Mindfulness for Beginners’

Have you ever considered practicing mindfulness? Recent research has revealed 51% of Australians have felt more stressed since the onset of social distancing*. Add to this the stress of living with chronic conditions (like chronic pain), financial difficulty, job security, and technological shortcomings – and the need to feel mentally grounded is more important than ever.

This FREE 45-minute webinar will explore the practice of mindfulness and how it works, the benefits of it on stress and  wellbeing, and how to practice it at home. Learn more about how you can join in the mindfulness movement at www.RethinkCare.com.au

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Event info

Date Friday, 26 June 2020
Time 12pm AEST
Duration 45 mins
Where Zoom Webinar

Speaker

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Leanne Hall
Therapist, Presenter, Health Coach & Author

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Episode 4: Movement & Nutrition to Support your Holistic Health

Hands up if the last few months have felt harder to maintain a healthy diet and fitness regime? It may not surprise you that a nutritious diet and regular exercise can help support a healthy weight … but do you know the other immediate and long-term health benefits? These include mental wellbeing and improved mood, reduced risk of chronic disease, better management of chronic conditions (like chronic pain), and the ability to live an independent and fulfilling life. That’s why we’re partnering with Swisse to present, ‘Movement & Nutrition to Support your Holistic Health’.

This FREE 45-minute webinar will delve into movement and nutrition, exploring how nutrition can help with managing inflammation, and a tasty and nutritious recipe your family can try. Viewers will be led in a gentle mindfulness movement, with all the wonderful benefits of yoga while staying seated.

Don’t miss out on this webinar created to enrich the mind, body and soul.

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Additonal Resources

Event info

Date Tuesday 14th July 2020
Time 12:00pm AEST
Duration 45 mins
Where Zoom Webinar

Speaker

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Simone Austin
Accredited Dietitian and Author of ‘Eat like an Athlete’

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Abby Doig
Wellness & Yoga Guide

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Alex De Minaur
Professional Australian tennis player

Past Webinar

Episode 5: Understanding Pain & How to Manage it

Experiencing pain is difficult enough. But does the thought of multiple medications and approaches to help manage pain overwhelm you? The science behind pain is becoming clearer, and with that comes more tailored approaches to its management. The secret behind treating pain is understanding it and getting the right support to manage it.

This FREE 45-minute webinar will explore the ins and outs of pain, common causes, the impact of pain, and the medications and multidisciplinary options available to treat it. We’ll be joined by CEO of Painaustralia, Carol Bennett, as well as Anaesthetist and expert in the pain medicine space, Dr Malcom Hogg. Help living with pain by understanding it.

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Support Resources

Event info

Date Wednesday 29th July 2020
Time 7:30pm AEST
Duration 45 mins
Where Zoom Webinar

Speaker

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Malcolm Hogg
Anaesthetist , Clinical Director of Painaustralia, and pain medication specialist

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Carol Bennett
CEO of Painaustralia