Hosted by CIFAL Newcastle, this podcast aims to facilitate discussion on current events, examined through the lens of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.
CIFAL Newcastle is a training and research centre affliated with UNITAR- the United Nations Institute for Training and Research. We aim to build the resilience of cities and communities to better withstand and respond to disaster by providing bespoke training courses for working professionals and students at The University of Newcastle in the areas of Disaster Risk Reduction and the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.
In this episode, we hear from Philippa Woolf, Founding Director of ACIM Solutions, a local training provider for professionals working in regulatory or emergency services roles, or in community based positions. Before establishing ACIM Solutions, Philippa worked with the NSW Police Force for 26 years, experience that has enabled her to offer unique insight into some of the challenges faced by women training and working in this sector.
In this first episode of the CIFAL Newcastle 'Coping with COVID-19' series we'll hear from Dr Albina Gayoso, SDG Project Officer for CIFAL Newcastle, Melanie Rao, stay-at-home Mum returning to work as a researcher during the COVID-19 crisis and Catalina Alcazar-Stevens, English language teacher.
Hear first hand their experiences of managing the pressures of the workplace and the demands of family life and homeschooling during COVID-19, their observations of how these two worlds have changed for them, and some of their coping strategies.
SDG 3 - Good Health and Wellbeing
Hosted by Dr Albina Gayoso, in this third episode of the CIFAL Newcastle podcast series 'Coping during COVID-19' we hear insights from 3 mental health practitioners: Damien Southam, Lead Therapist and Director of Operations for Reflex Social Services, Catalina Alcazar-Stevens, English Language Educator and Emma Doolan, Online Counsellor with the University of Newcastle's Student Services.
These experts share their tips for managing the pressure of student life during the isolation period.
In this very first podcast hosted by CIFAL Newcastle we hear from Damien Southam, Lead Therapist and Director of Operations for Reflex Social Services with some tips on how maintaining and improving your mental health resilience through the pressures of COVID-19.