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Webinar 9: Mental Health and Wellbeing during a Pandemic

Updated: Sep 13, 2021

Based on your feedback and demand we have organised this our next webinar. In the webinar, Ms. Lia Ray, a Psychology teacher of 15 years in Australia discusses the impact of COVID-19 on the mental health in the school context (student/teacher). Join us as we compare , share and contrast in the spirit of collaboration.

The potential for COVID-19 to impact mental health and wellbeing was recognised very early in the pandemic (WHO 2020a). In addition to concerns around contracting the virus itself, some of the measures necessary to contain its spread were also likely to negatively impact mental health (NMHC 2020).

Widespread restrictions of movement, social distancing measures and physical isolation, or ‘lockdowns’, were implemented from March 2020. The loss of employment and social interaction, and the added stressors of moving to remote work or schooling, and more recently, impacts of localised ‘lockdowns’ to prevent further outbreaks have impacted the mental health of many people around the world. Fiji of course is no different.

About Lia Ray

Ms Ray has a wealth of experience in the field of mental health and wellbeing through her experience as a Psychology teacher and as a Homeroom mentor for students in secondary school. Before COVID, Lia was part of a Catholic mission that traveled to China for an intercultural exchange program. She currently teaches Psychology at Loyola College, a leading Catholic school in Melbourne.

Ms Ray holds a Bachelor of Psychology and Sociology and a Masters in Social Science from Australian Catholic University.

Join Us

Date: Thursday 16/9/21

Time: 8 pm (Fiji Time)

Registration: Please register to attend through the link below.

ZOOM Link for the meeting:

Use this ZOOM Link to join the webinar on Thursday.


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