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Virtual Talk: Understanding Anxiety and Depression with Wayne Wigham

October 27, 2021 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm


Are you or a loved one experiencing COVID-related anxiety or depression?

Sydney is coming out of lockdown – it is an exciting time, but it can also be distressing.

You might be experiencing social anxiety or persistent fear after so long confined to the home. Perhaps you have felt increasingly depressed during the pandemic due to isolation, financial worries or being separated from family and friends who live further afield.

Words like ‘depression’ and ‘anxiety’ are often misused and misunderstood. Talking about mental health in general can be a minefield for many of us, but it is important to understand there is help out there and that we are not alone.

Former professional rugby league player and firefighter Wayne Wigham joins SMSA to share his own lived experience of mental illness as well as the latest information and tools from the Black Dog Institute for coping with anxiety and depression.

Wayne’s presentation will cover causes, signs and symptoms of anxiety, depression and bipolar disorder, when and where to seek help and practical strategies for helping a friend or family member in need.

Free online event – everyone welcome!

Registration essential to receive Zoom link: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUscOuorTovHdZLhk0MBD8W8yuEIlqIiTR6 

This talk is suitable for a general audience, whether or not they have experienced a mental health issue. The event will not be filmed or recorded.




Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts
02 9292 7300
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