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Burlington Residents Invited to Attend Free Online Mental Health and Resiliency Presentation from Dr. Robyne Hanley-Dafoe

Dr. Robyne Hanley-Dafoe.
Dr. Robyne Hanley-Dafoe.

*Please see below a media release issued by the City of Burlington.

Burlington, Ont.— June 5, 2020 — Resiliency and mental health are two very important aspects connected to a pandemic (or any emergency) that can determine how well individuals can overcome the stresses and uncertainty of any situation. Burlington residents are invited to attend an educational online talk from Dr. Robyne Hanley-Dafoe on June 18 at 7 p.m. There is no cost but participation is limited to the first 500 participants.

To register, please email getinvolved@burlington.ca by Tuesday, June 16 at 4 p.m. Participants will be emailed the Zoom Meeting link on June 17.

Anyone who misses the live online presentation will be able to view the recording later at burlington.ca/coronavirus.

Presentation: Everyday Resiliency in Times of Uncertainty

The events in these first few months of 2020 have been an incredible test of our resilience. Our existence has been stripped down to the essentials. We are in a global fight to protect and manage our health. This global crisis will change the world forever, and each of us will inevitably be transformed by the experience. This pandemic will be taught in future history classes!

As with all seasons and events of challenge, how we respond is crucial. In this remote learning event, Dr. Hanley-Dafoe will present her work on resiliency that includes the five core competencies from a global perspective. Dr. Hanley-Dafoe will discuss how to best navigate personal and professional resiliency in times of uncertainty through stress performance, targeted focusing and value alignment.

She will also introduce the Resiliency Trajectory Model to serve as a tool for seeing resiliency in action. The information is researched informed, readily available, and is grounded in wise practices. Her aim is to facilitate knowledge mobilization that is relatable, accessible, sustainable and realistic. The information presented here may not be radical, but it is ultimately practical for the everyday resiliency we all need right now.

About Dr. Robyne Hanley-Dafoe

Dr. Robyne Hanley-Dafoe is a multi-award-winning psychology and education instructor who specializes in resiliency, navigating stress and change, leadership, and personal wellness in the workplace. Described as transformational, engaging, and thought-provoking, Robyne’s keynotes provide practical strategies grounded in global research and case studies that help foster resiliency within others and ourselves.

Mental Health Resources

Other mental health resources can also be found online at burlington.ca/COVID19resources.

Burlington is ranked as Canada’s best community and best place to raise a family. It is a City where people, nature and businesses thrive. As residents continue to rediscover many of their favourite spaces and activities in the city, City services may look different as we work to stop the spread of COVID-19. The City’s commitment to providing the community with essential services remains a priority. Sign up to learn more about Burlington at Burlington.ca/Enews and download the free City of Burlington app.

MAYOR MEED WARD’S TAKE:

Our mental well-being is just as important as our physical health. As we head into the fourth month of isolation and COVID-19 restrictions, it’s critical to look after ourselves and each other. I encourage residents to take part in this virtual presentation as one more tool to help you do that.

PLEASE NOTE: To stay updated on what the City of Burlington is doing regarding COVID-19, please visit the dedicated pages burlington.ca/coronavirus (and subscribe) and bit.ly/mayormeedwardCOVID19updates, and our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page — bit.ly/COVID19BurlingtonFAQ that are updated as new information becomes available.

A Burlington COVID-19 Task Force has been created to help support our community through this unprecedented emergency — updates will be provided at burlington.ca/COVID19taskforce.

To report an incident of non-compliance with provincial emergency orders, please contact the Halton Regional Police Service COVID-19 Hotline: 905-825-4722.

We’ve also created a dedicated page to feature the local organizations and businesses that have inspired us during the COVID-19 pandemic by taking action to support our community in new and creative ways — head to bit.ly/covidwallofinspiration.

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*Posted by John Bkila, Mayor’s Media and Digital Communications Specialist

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