Building resilience in uncertain times

A free one-hour seminar from the Black Dog Institute will delve into worker resilience and mental health, sharing tips and expert information in the context of uncertainty brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Health concerns along with job uncertainty are combining to cause understandable anxiety. The current crisis has presented businesses and leaders with new challenges in responding to employee wellbeing.

This 60-minute panel discussion will take questions and share evidence-informed strategies including:

  • practical resources to help manage stress and enhance personal resilience
  • insights into what actions employers, managers and leaders can take to support employee resiliency and mental health


  • Dr Sadhbh (Sive) Joyce, senior psychologist and conjoint academic at the Black Dog Institute will address the myths and misconceptions about resilience. She will outline proven ways to enhance personal resilience during uncertainty and explain why this is central to good mental health.
  • Senior journalist Dean Yates will share his lived experience of work-related stress and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, as well as personal advice that has boosted his resilience and wellbeing.
  • Dr Kris Kafer will facilitate the session. He is a clinical psychologist, and facilitates psychology program development within the Black Dog Institute’s professional education team.


June 11, 1:30pm (Adelaide and Northern Territory time)

Registration is required (including the opportunity to submit questions). Register here


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