The issue of mental health has been bandied about a lot lately, as countless Australians face the prospect of working from home indefinitely – or as is the case for many in the travel industry, not working at all.
With this in mind, the Australian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA) will hold two webinars on the issue of mental health as it looks to empower travel agents and members “with the tools necessary to navigate the current challenges” presented by the COVID-19 crisis.
“We know that these are incredibly tough times for all of us as we face escalating uncertainty and loss,” AFTA CEO Jayson Westbury said.
“Our Mental Health: Dealing with uncertainty and loss webinars with Psychologist Fairlie Morgan and General Manager Linny Hursthouse from leading workplace health psychology organization, CareerBuilders will give you tools and techniques to make sure you’re in the best place to move forward.
“As well as looking at the actual impact of uncertainty and loss on mental health, Linny and Fairlie will also take us through strategies to cope and highlight the available support mechanisms.
“It’s more important than ever before for us all to make sure we are in the best possible place to cope. We also have the Easter break coming up and my recommendation to everyone is to take this time to switch off, recharge and have a break.”
Ms Hursthouse has worked with public and private sector clients across Asia Pacific for 15 years, while Ms Morgan is an accredited psychologist with AHPRA and APS and a Master Instructor in Mental Health First Aid.
The first of the mental health webinars will take place at 11am, 7 April. Register your interest in the event here.
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