Mental health is at the forefront of the Australian conversation. There is now more awareness and less stigma surrounding mental health than there has been for much of recent history.
But the statistics show that we have a snowballing situation on our hands. Our systems cannot meet the ever-growing demand for mental health care and services.
In a series of three lectures Dr Jenny Brown (Director Emeritus of the Family Systems Institute) will consider how nurture can prevent and relieve mental health difficulties. In each lecture, she will present an approach to mental health that values personal responsibility; views family as a resource; and embraces human failings with hope.
LECTURE 1 | NURTURING YOURSELF
Tuesday 5 October, 7.30pm
How do we best nurture ourselves in our relationships, cultivating self-regulation and maturity, rather than dependency or entitlement?
LECTURE 2 | THE NURTURING FAMILY
Wednesday 6 October, 7.30pm
How can families best form a nurturing environment that encourages resilience and healthy relationships?
LECTURE 3 | NURTURE IN COMMUNITY
Thursday 7 October, 7.30pm
What is a ‘nurturing community’ and how do we get there? How do we accept the difficult reality of individual weakness and encourage restoration in times of failure? This lecture will focus specifically on church communities, but the principles discussed will be applicable to other community groups.
Registration is essential.
Visit www.newcollege.unsw.edu.au/lectures to find out more information.
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