Mind Matters series to bring support networks together

Published on Monday, 23 May 2022 at 10:01:00 AM

Health and wellness videos designed to help people with uncertain times will soon be available to watch on the City’s social media thanks to a partnership between Geraldton Yoga Club and the City of Greater Geraldton.

Mind Matters is a five-part series that brings together health professionals to discuss ways people can better cope during stressful periods in their lives.

City of Greater Geraldton Mayor Shane Van Styn welcomed the program.

“There is no denying these past few years have been tough on the community,” he said.

“We may not realise how much these uncertain times may be weighing on our minds.

“This series is a way for people to take a moment to check in with how they’re doing and take positive steps to look after their mental health.”

The series of videos feature presentations by local professionals from reputable organisations such as headspace, Centacare and WA Centre for Rural Health.

Topics covered include resilience, adapting to change, dealing with uncertainty and emotional regulation.

Geraldton Yoga Club also feature with a segment on several relaxation techniques. 

Geraldton Yoga Club President Chantal Bachere Crinquand is a driving force behind the program.

"Yoga encompasses not only physical movement, but also mindfulness and self-awareness,” she said.

“The Mind Matters program incorporates these important aspects of yoga to promote physical and mental wellbeing in our community.” 

A new session of Mind Matters will premiere every Thursday at 7.30pm via the City’s Facebook and YouTube accounts.

If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health, please contact Lifeline Australia on 13 11 14.

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