Social Connection as a Wellbeing Strategy
Tony McManus will share his personal and family experiences with Mental Health. After reaching out and seeking the necessary medical and psychological support when he was at rock bottom, he stumbled across the importance of Social Connection as a Mental Health solution.
An important part of the process of maintaining wellbeing is an assessment of Work Life Balance (or School Life Balance). He will share a simple 6 point template that helps to easily identify what parts of our day to day life are “out of balance”. A growing problem that he targets is the issue of isolation, loneliness and the trend of disconnection. He shares a range of Social Connection solution options through Volunteering and Mentoring via his Face Book page Connect 2 Grow that build self-esteem, gratitude and resilience. Importantly he will show how much fun can be had on the pathway to building better school and community outcomes.