In the context of a rapidly changing and volatile world, our experiences related to a range of crises can impact mental health and wellbeing. Conflict, violence, political, economic and social instability, climate and weather-related disasters, pandemics and other crises related to our health and safety can create anxiety, whether these events are near or far.
How we weather these crises, particularly in a context of heightened information exposure (and overload) from the many media and social media sources we engage with each day, is important for cultivating wellbeing.
This workshop looks at the potential impacts of exposure to crises on our wellbeing, including the ways in which (social) media overexposure can magnify those impacts. Participants will explore strategies for coping and supporting wellbeing.
Section 1 – Wellbeing & Exposure to Crisis in the Media
Section 2 – Managing exposure: Informed or Overloaded?
Section 3 – Supporting Wellbeing in contexts of crisis exposure