Leaving Lockdown: Advice for parents and guardians adjusting to life after lockdown

IPAA ACT is partnering with Steople to present Australasia’s preeminent child psychologist, Dr Michael Carr-Gregg, to discuss the impacts of the months-long closing of schools due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

When cities locked down, many public servants found themselves working from home and facing the unique difficulties this brought when combined with home-schooling. Now that lockdowns are starting to lift, working parents and guardians are facing challenges as they return to their workplaces while their kids return to school.

Dr Carr-Gregg will discuss these issues and give concrete tips and advice on how public servants can navigate the transition out of lockdown: how can you help your children with the challenges of getting back to school, what can you do to look after yourself and your children as work and school demands conflict, and how can you adjust to significant changes to your routine? He will be considering these and other questions, as well as being available to the audience for a Q&A.

This event is part of a program of work on mental health which IPAA ACT has delivered in Mental Health Month.

Cheryl-anne Moy (Opening Remarks)
Deputy Secretary, Immigration and Settlement Services
Department of Home Affairs
IPAA ACT Councillor

Dr Michael Carr-Gregg (Guest)
Psychologist, Author and Broadcaster

James Fulford-Talbot (Facilitator)
Associate Director

This is a live-streamed event. Access links and details will be sent to registered guests 24 hours prior to commencement.

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Event Details

Event Date Wednesday 27 October 2021
Formalities 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM AEDT
Venue Online
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