An 8-week webinar series with a focus on wellbeing and ways to respond personally and professionally to current conditions facing rural and regional Queensland.

This was a FREE program open to everyone – men, women, children, families and anyone in business.

Completed!

Thank you for every speaker & attendees!

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Proudly brought to you through a collaboration of The Queensland Rural Regional & Remote Women’s Network (QRRRWN), Royal Flying Doctors Service (RFDS) and Sisters of the North. 

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Special thanks to:

West Queensland Primary Health Network who contributed funding to produce the Intro montage produced by Sticks & Stones PR as well as Susan Dowling’s time wearing her dual hats of co-founder of SOTN and WQPHN Disaster Recovery Coordinator.
Thank you also to our 8 expert presenters who have volunteered their time to present and also supported our planning process with their ideas and time. We are very fortunate to have a combined contribution of health professionals who were instantly eager to be involved in this webinar from North West Remote Health and Outback Futures who will be supporting Dr Tim Driscoll from RFDS as we cover the four pillars of health.
Thank you also to the QRRRWN Board who supported this initiative and see it as part of their organisational response to Covid and all the other challenges that are impacting Rural and regional communities. Thank you to our IT support Carrie Wilson from Scenic Rim Designs and Erika Entz, QRRRWN Board Member, Megan Kuhn, Megan Woodward and Robin McConchie. We are grateful for the media support of Country Life, ABC Country Hour, ABC North, North West, Mackay and Toowoomba.

Program Details

(These Webinar Terms & Conditions apply to all participants.)

Where to get further support:

  • Call Lifeline on 13 11 14
  • Call 13 HEALTH (13 432 584) in QLD

For further contact details, support and other states, see the Lifeline website.

The Four Pillars of Health – the magic of SLEEP

Dr Tim Driscoll

Completed on 23 June 2020

41 attendees

Dr Tim Driscoll is the Clinical Psychologist, Clinical Lead, Outback Mental Health, RFDS (QLD Section) and will be speaking to us about the four pillars of health and in this webinar will focus on the importance of sleep for our health and wellbeing and success in every area of our life.

About Tim Discoll

Tim is a Clinical Psychologist and the Clinical Lead for the Royal Flying Doctor Service (Qld Section) Outback Mental Health Team. Working for the RFDS he has had the opportunity to work across much of Western Queensland. Tim provides mental health services to people living in rural and remote Australia with limited access to other services and training and support to communities impacted by drought and flood. Tim grew up on a sheep and cattle property in Western Australia and has always had a passion for improving mental health service access in rural and remote Australia.

Your Network is Support! – Mapping Your Network Exercise

Completed on Tuesday 30 June 2020 

37 attendees

Julia Spicer

Julia Spicer is the founder of Engage & Create Consulting and is a passionate and engaging presenter who during the webinar will discuss the importance of networks for life, support and business.

A note on networking… Networking does not have to be a scary thing! It is a great way to collaborate and form good partnerships. A network can provide Information, Referrals, Support, greater Access to resources and opportunities for Collaboration. Think about your current networks for a moment, and ask yourself these questions:

  • Are there any gaps?
  • Do these networks link to my goals / priorities?
  • How can I expand my networks?
  • How am I using them?
  • Do I need to ‘ditch’ any?
  • Who is there for you?
  • What is your reach and theirs?
  1. When you think about networking, what springs to mind?
  2. If someone comes to you for support, what do you do?
  3. What do you need support with at the moment?  How does anyone know?

About Julia Spicer

Julia Spicer built and runs her business, Engage & Create Consulting from Goondiwindi, South West Queensland. Engage & Creates’ focus is to support the viability and vibrancy of businesses and community organisations across regional Australia.  Julia works with regional communities across the country on a range of projects, with the focus on identifying needs in business and implementing creative solutions to address them. Her passion lies with small businesses, sustainable agriculture and regional women in leadership.

This year, Julia was honoured to be one of the 100 Faces of Small Business for Queensland Government and listed as one of the 2018 Australian Financial Review 100 Women of Influence Award.  In 2017, Julia won the Queensland Rural, Regional and Remote business owner of the year.  Julia was listed as one of the 100 Women in Australian Agribusiness in 2014 and was a finalist in the community contribution category.  She has completed the AICD Company Directors Course, is a board member on Regional Development Australia for Darling Downs South West Queensland, and a member of the Queensland Small Business Advisory Council.

The Psychology of Exercise

Completed on Tuesday 7 July 2020 

53 attendees

Tom Greer-Smith, Outback Futures & Jacob Spatuzzo, North and West Remote Health

We have all heard of the extensive benefits of exercising, however, have you ever wondered how exercise effects the brain and body? Furthermore, how you can use this knowledge to make positive changes in your wellbeing and quality of life?

Exercise is a powerful tool in improving both mental health, as well as physical health. Exercise is one of the pillars of wellbeing as it has been shown to be effective in combating bother chronic disease and mental illness.

This episode is designed to share a greater understanding of how exercise impacts our mental and physical health. We will be exploring the chemical changes and responses to exercise in the brain, as well as how exercise improves our mental and emotional wellbeing and why exercise is used as a clinical intervention for Depression and Anxiety. This webinar will also explore the beneficial impacts of exercise for the treatment and prevention of chronic disease. We will share some practical tips on how to utilize the physical and mental benefits of exercise in your daily life to improve the body and mind.

Many thanks to Outback Futures & North and West Remote Health for supporting this topic.

About Tom & Jacob

Tom began his passion for psychology and performance during his tennis career, where he competed internationally. During Tom’s playing career, he completed a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and Kinesiology at the University of Hawaii. He returned home to peruse clinical psychology in the pursuit of gaining a greater understanding of how we respond to stress. After gaining provisional registration, Tom joined the Outback Futures team in 2019, as a part of a multidisciplinary team who is committed to helping rural and remote communities thrive in the outback. Tom is passionate about how people respond to stress, and how to best enable individuals to thrive in order to do what matters.

Jacob is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist working and living in the North West of Queensland, servicing communities from Camooweal to Julia Creek. Jacob’s passion towards Exercise Physiology developed during his undergraduate degree. While studying his Bachelor’s of Exercise and Sports Science, Jacob grew curious as to how Exercise can help those individuals at higher risk of things such as: diabetes, heart disease, respiratory disease, and those suffering from chronic pain. Following his Undergraduate studies, Jacob then completed his Masters in Clinical Exercise Physiology, where his passion now grows in not only treating, but educating those individuals in North West Queensland communities.

Nutrition in everyday life

Completed on Tuesday 14 July 2020 

33 attendees

Stephanie Bell, Dietician, North West Remote Health (NWQ)

We can often get caught up in the diet culture, perceived benefits of diets and social media wellness craze, but what if we think of it like this – there is no such thing as an unhealthy food, just unhealthy diets. All types and varieties of foods play an important role in everyday life, so let us look a little closer at how you can ensure nutrition has a positive impact on your health.

Everyday nutrition expands beyond the simplicity of food alone, but rather encompasses one’s relationship with food, the food environment, and social interactions. In turn, nutrition has the capacity to profoundly influence mental health and overall wellness.

Many thanks to North & West Remote Health for supporting the presentation of this topic.

About Stephaine Bell

Steph, like many dietitians has a great love for food! She has lived both regionally and remotely in various parts of Australia, where she gained insight into the rewarding yet challenging nature of accessing healthcare. Her journey to become a dietitian began in Perth, WA completing a Bachelor of Science (Nutrition) at Curtin University later followed by the Master of Dietetics. With a special interest in diabetes management and intuitive eating principles, Steph pursued an opportunity to work closely with health promotion and chronic disease management in remote communities, now residing in Mount Isa and providing an outreach dietetic service for North and West Remote Health.

Stay Connected – Why and how to achieve it!

Completed on Tuesday 21 July 2020 

35 attendees

Dr Tim Driscoll, Clinical Psychologist, Clinical Lead, Outback Mental Health, RFDS (QLD Section)

In this webinar, Tim will be speaking about the importance of staying connected and how it is essential for our health and wellbeing, particularly during change and when going through tough times.

About Tim Discoll

Tim is a Clinical Psychologist and the Clinical Lead for the Royal Flying Doctor Service (Qld Section) Outback Mental Health Team. Working for the RFDS he has had the opportunity to work across much of Western Queensland. Tim provides mental health services to people living in rural and remote Australia with limited access to other services and training and support to communities impacted by drought and flood. Tim grew up on a sheep and cattle property in Western Australia and has always had a passion for improving mental health service access in rural and remote Australia.

Planning your next 90 days!  Goal Setting Tips for You, Your Family and Your Business

Completed on Tuesday 28 July 2020 

36 attendees

Lisa Duncan, Future with Focus

If you want to learn how to make purposeful changes in your life to benefit you, your family and your business, and how to maintain these changes indefinitely, join Lisa.  Don’t miss this opportunity to overcome the feelings of isolation and fear that have become synonymous with the COVID19 crisis and plan your next 90 days for change.  With the encouragement and support of someone who walks the walk, you can achieve anything!

This webinar will guide you to respond to your current situation in a systematic, manageable way so that you can focus on what is important to you.  Learn how you can sharpen your focus, monitor your progress, and stay accountable as you move towards making significant and purposeful change.

About Lisa Duncan

Lisa Duncan is passionate about helping to make life better for all Queensland women as they develop their professional and personal lives. Lisa strongly believes that every woman, regardless of where she lives and what she does, should have access to high quality support, resources and networks, and ultimately have the opportunity to be the best she can be, particularly in business. To achieve this, Lisa offers a wide variety of self-development strategies and coaching to assist her clients in reaching greatness and personal growth. But perhaps, best of all, Lisa supports her clients to make significant changes to their lives in a very short time.

Managing Yourself, Managing Your Time … You really can have your cake and eat it too!

Completed on Tuesday 4 August 2020 

61 attendees

Bec Fing, House Paddock Training & Consulting

Rebecca Fing has become a time management expert out of necessity – so she can have her cake and eat it to. Juggling a professional business, a creative side hustle, interests in her family’s business, being a (sometimes) supportive wife and (hopefully decent) mother of 3 cherubs – some days the cup was empty. She realised there had to be a better way!

Sometimes it not that we need a pat on the back, its that we need to stop, and look for some tools and tricks to get the job done. Managing your time well, for improved wellbeing and fulfillment –  is a learned skilled – that is there for the taking.

Regional women are the masters of juggling! A constant treadmill of to do lists, prisonisation and commitments. Lots of hats. All the anolgies. But how can we use the “unplug” and “reset” that Covid19 has provided to ensure the “normal” we go back to is a normal we are happy with? This webinar will outline a process to help regional women stop and create a path that will see an increase in productivity, efficiency and fulfilment by not trying to manage time, but by learning to manage themselves…

About Bec Fing

Consulting has honed the craft of managing productivity out of necessity! House Paddock is a HR and WHS consulting business based in Goondiwindi which has kept Rebecca “busy” for over 15 years! She understands that to “enjoy” juggling family, life, business, hobbies and a side hustle, she needed to know all the hacks, tips, tricks and secrets to milk the best out of time. In addition, she firmly believes one of the biggest constraints to business is not the way people manage the business, its actually the way they manage themselves! She went about learning, studying and researching and has since shared her learnings with over 500 people through workshops, online programs and mentoring. She challenges that fact that we “can’t have it all” and believes we actually can!

Getting the most out of a crisis!

Completed on Tuesday 11 August 2020 

27 attendees

Lisa Duncan, Future with Focus

Lisa will speak in this webinar about how we can all use a crisis, to our advantage. She will be exploring how we can use some of the downtime we may still have and go through some business planning and business and life hacks that we can do now, so we are ready for things when they pick up again.

About Lisa Duncan

Lisa Duncan is passionate about helping to make life better for all Queensland women as they develop their professional and personal lives. Lisa strongly believes that every woman, regardless of where she lives and what she does, should have access to high quality support, resources and networks, and ultimately have the opportunity to be the best she can be, particularly in business. To achieve this, Lisa offers a wide variety of self-development strategies and coaching to assist her clients in reaching greatness and personal growth. But perhaps, best of all, Lisa supports her clients to make significant changes to their lives in a very short time.

(These Webinar Terms & Conditions apply to all participants.)

This webinar series is part of QRRRWN’s Covid Crisis & Rebuilding Response. Click here to read the full statement.

Where to get further support:

  • Call Lifeline on 13 11 14
  • Call 13 HEALTH (13 432 584) in QLD

For further contact details, support and other states, see the Lifeline website.