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Fostering Mental Health through these Current Times of COVID-19 - Part 2
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Fostering Mental Health through these Current Times of COVID-19 - Part 2

What is Mental Health? It is important for us to learn how to foster mental health especially during these challenging times of the pandemic. COVID-19 and social distancing have created a big change in our daily lives causing greater stress to ourselves. Learn some coping strategies along with the importance of physical activity and social connection to help maintain healthy mental well-being. Our guest is Dr. Theodore Cosco, an Assistant Professor of Mental Health & Aging at Simon Fraser University and Research Fellow at the University of Oxford. Dr. Cosco is a Chartered Psychologist trained in applied social research methods and epidemiology. Using both qualitative and quantitative approaches, Dr. Cosco examines a range of factors that promote healthy aging and resilience in older adults, from digital interventions to physical activity. Favourite moment of Part 2 What are the post-effects of the pandemic on mental well-being... like agoraphobia or social ineptitude? 1. "Positive Impacts... connecting in ways previously have not..." 2. "Might be awkward when we go back, but..." 3. "Secondary outcomes are uncertain..."" – Dr. Theodore D Cosco, PhD (Cantab) CPsychol ***** Dr. Theodore D Cosco, PhD (Cantab) CPsychol Assistant Professor | Undergraduate Program Chair Associate Director | Gerontology Research Center https://www.sfu.ca/gerontology/about/people/theodore-cosco.html ***** YOGA for Healthy Aging: https://www.avatarayoga.com/ INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/kellyyeeyoga/ ***** Kelly Yee, MSc, BCom is a Healthy Aging Advocate and Certified Yoga Instructor. She is creating a space to combine health and learning in a fun and casual format, that will help people lead a higher quality of life at any age and every stage in life.
Fostering Mental Health through these Current Times of COVID-19 - Part 1
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Fostering Mental Health through these Current Times of COVID-19 - Part 1

What is Mental Health? It is important for us to learn how to foster mental health especially during these challenging times of the pandemic. COVID-19 and social distancing have created a big change in our daily lives causing greater stress to ourselves. Learn some coping strategies along with the importance of physical activity and social connection to help maintain healthy mental well-being. Our guest is Dr. Theodore Cosco, an Assistant Professor of Mental Health & Aging at Simon Fraser University and Research Fellow at the University of Oxford. Dr. Cosco is a Chartered Psychologist trained in applied social research methods and epidemiology. Using both qualitative and quantitative approaches, Dr. Cosco examines a range of factors that promote healthy aging and resilience in older adults, from digital interventions to physical activity. Favourite moment of Part 1 “challenges or factors to fostering mental health... having access to services and resources... and the UPTAKE... need both..." – Dr. Theodore D Cosco, PhD (Cantab) CPsychol ***** Dr. Theodore D Cosco, PhD (Cantab) CPsychol Assistant Professor | Undergraduate Program Chair Associate Director | Gerontology Research Center https://www.sfu.ca/gerontology/about/people/theodore-cosco.html ***** YOGA for Healthy Aging: https://www.avatarayoga.com/ INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/kellyyeeyoga/ ***** Kelly Yee, MSc, BCom is a Healthy Aging Advocate and Certified Yoga Instructor. She is creating a space to combine health and learning in a fun and casual format, that will help people lead a higher quality of life at any age and every stage in life.

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