Mental health clinician and Bayside resident Mark Micelli will be imparting advice on how to restock your mental health toolkit for lockdown, at a free webinar hosted Peaceful Bayside on Thursday, August 12 at 7.25pm.
"Mark is joining us to discuss the mental health impacts of COVID-19, as well as what we can do to improve our own mental health and the mental health of our neighbourhoods during lockdown" said Peaceful Bayside Founder Heidi Lee Douglas.
Sans Souci resident, Mark Micelli, is a mental health social worker who works with youth and adults who face a range of mental health challenges including: anxiety, depression, trauma, mood disorders, and suicidal ideation.
"Mark works at the national youth mental health organisation, headspace and also runs his own private practice," Heidi said.
"He has experience working with complex mental health presentations within the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and has previously worked as a manager within the surf therapy space.
"Mark believes in holistic approaches to mental health that include the utilisation of nature and the outdoors to improve positive mental health outcomes. He is an avid kite-surfer and can often be found destressing on Botany Bay.
"Mark has a Masters Degree (Honours) in Social Work with his main focus having been on mental health.
"In 2018, Mark met Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, when they visited Bondi Beach to learn about innovative approaches to mental health such as surf therapy."
Peaceful Bayside is hosting a free webinar series "Visions for a Better Bayside", hosted by Heidi Lee Douglas.
"We know how important mental health is during this extended lockdown, and this webinar series is a way for us to connect with each other, talk about issues that matter and help each other create a better Bayside", Heidi said.
To book your free place at the webinar visit www.peacefulbayside.com/events