‘Pandemic Impacts on Aboriginal Elders’ presented by Aboriginal and Sector Support Project & Engagement Officer, MDS
Lockdown restrictions create barriers to family, community, spirituality and at times, connection to land. Cultural knowledge and traditions usually passed on through family and community gatherings disrupted. Lockdown restrictions can also disrupt access to services and mental and physical health wellness can decline.
This workshop for service providers will discuss the pandemic impacts for Elders including potential trauma triggers, access to services and technology, health concerns and social and cultural disconnect. We will explore practical strategies and approaches to create a culturally safe and sensitive environment and support the mental wellness of our Elders.
Eligibility: For service providers who reside or work within South Western Sydney
When: Thursday 14th October
Time: 10:00am to 11:00am