A large audience tuned in for the third webinar in the Aberdeen Independent Schools (AIS) ‘Wellbeing in Difficult Times’ series last night hosted by St Margaret’s School for Girls.
Dr Tharaka Gunarathne, known as Dr T, joined Anna Tomlinson, Head of St Margaret’s for a fascinating and engaging discussion on wellbeing and resilience. In the webinar titled ‘Look after your SWANS: Dr T’s 5 Key Areas to better Resilience’, Dr T shared his insights into how to develop greater resilience, a topic which we know resonates with so many, one year into this pandemic.
Dr T talked passionately about the importance of sleep and how making simple changes to your routine can have a positive impact on your mental health. With his extensive background in the area, he spoke about the benefits of scheduling your sleep and shared useful tips to help improve sleeping patterns. Further thought-provoking insights were discussed including keeping hydrated and how important it is to ‘drink before you feel thirsty’. Staying active and looking after your nutrition were other key areas discussed and how these small steps can positively impact your general wellbeing and health.
Anna Tomlinson said “Thank you to everyone who joined the webinar last night. We have received some wonderful feedback following the event. Dr T’s honest and fun approach to such an important topic has been refreshing. The audience was engaged throughout and we enjoyed their active participation through questions and comments. We hope his practical advice has been invaluable to many.”
Watch last night’s event below:
The final webinar in the series hosted by Albyn School will take place on Tuesday, 30th March at 7.30pm. Guest speaker Astrid Whyte, CEO of Mental Health Aberdeen will focus on the importance of family wellbeing.
Register here for your place at this event > bit.ly/3qUBBNE