Series 1: Strategies for Coping with COVID-19

‘The Roles of Women during COVID-19’

3 June 2020

Hosted by CIFAL Newcastle’s SDG Project Officer Dr Albina Gayoso, we hear from Melanie Rao, a stay-at-home Mum returning to work as a researcher during the COVID-19 crisis and Catalina Alcazar-Stevens, mother and online English language teacher.

Hear first hand their experiences of managing the pressures of the workplace and the demands of family life and homeschooling during COVID-19, their observations of how these two worlds have changed for them, and some of their coping strategies.

‘COVID-19 and Mental Health Resilience’

28 April 2020

In this very first podcast hosted by CIFAL Newcastle we hear from mental health professional Damien Southam, Lead Therapist and Director of Operations for Reflex Social Services with some tips on how to maintance and improve your mental health resilience during the COVID-19 period.

‘A Students’ Guide to Mental Health and Wellbeing during COVID-19′

3 June 2020

Hosted by CIFAL Newcastle’s SDG Project Officer Dr Albina Gayoso, in this episode we hear insights from 3 mental health practitioners: Damien Southam, Lead Therapist and Director of Operations for Reflex Social Services, Catalina Alcazar-Stevens, English Language Educator and Emma Doolan, Online Counsellor with the University of Newcastle’s Student Services.

These experts share their tips for managing the pressure of student life during the isolation period.

‘Women in Regulatory and Emergency Services’

20 May 2020

Hosted by CIFAL Newcastle’s SDG Project Officer Dr Albina Gayoso, in this episode we hear from Philippa Woolf, Founding Director of ACIM Solutions, a local training provider for professionals working in regulatory or emergency services roles, or in community based positions. Before establishing ACIM Solutions, Philippa worked with the NSW Police Force for 26 years, experience that has enabled her to offer unique insight into some of the challenges faced by women training and working in this sector.

‘Smart City of Newcastle- SDG 11: Sustainable Cities & Communities’

22 July 2020

Hosted by CIFAL Newcastle’s SDG Project officer Dr Albina Gayoso, we hear from Smart City Coordinator for City of Newcastle, Nathaniel Bavinton, on the innovative ways that he and his team are making the global city of Newcastle an increasingly ‘smart’, liveable and sustainable place to live.