Although meaningful work, like that of an interpreter, can be an incredibly rewarding part of your life, such work may also lead to challenges to your wellbeing through burnout and stress, especially when navigating the challenges of COVID. This workshop aims to help support you with these challenges through skills in emotional agility, boundaries and self-care, and specific strategies to promote wellbeing through connection to values and what is important to you. This will also be discussed within the context of processing the specific challenges of the last 2 years and the challenges that continue.
Chris Cheers is a psychologist and lecturer with a focus on elevating mental health in the arts and LGBTIQ+ community. Chris is a member of the Australian Professional Association for Transgender Health (AusPATH), board-approved Supervisor, and will soon complete a PhD at the Centre for Alcohol and Policy Research at La Trobe University. Chris is a regular contributor in the media and has recently appeared on the ABC, 7am podcast, The Guardian and The Sydney Morning Herald.