Experts in the Media

Graeme Cowan – Sky News

Mental Health and Resilience Expert, Board Director R U OK? & Co-Founder of WeCare

Tips for resilience discussed amid COVID-19 uncertainty

Resilience speaker Graeme Cowan has spoken to Sky News Australia about his five-year long battle with depression, and the habits he has cultivated to look after his mental health amid uncertainty.

Mr Cowan – who is also a director of organisation ‘R U OK?’ – acknowledged there is “certainly much greater stress in the community” as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic,

He shared his tips for resilience.

“One of the real lessons I learnt with that drastic downfall before, was I’d let those real great connections slip away,” Mr Cowan said.

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