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Are you more 'in tune' with other people right now?


Hookway, NS, Are you more 'in tune' with other people right now?, Health Speak Podcast, Healthy Tasmania, Online, 10th September (2020) [Media Interview]

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Does it take a crisis (or pandemic) for us to think a bit more deeply about what’s going on for other people? If so, what are the skills that we need to be a useful crisis buddy? In this episode Penny Terry takes a look at those little things that people are doing to keep an eye on others. We continue to follow the experience of tourism and hospitality manager Bianca Welsh who explains what she’s doing in her workplace to keep an eye on her employees and describes that extra weight of responsibility that we’re all feeling right now to support others. Mental Health Clinician Caroline Thain gives us the 101 of the ‘check-in’ conversation while Dr Nicholas Hookway, Senior Lecturer in Sociology at University of Tasmania, reminds us of the special role that community groups play in keeping us connected, and how we maintain these connections during a pandemic. Which is no surprise to our favourite fitness instructor Kylie Moore who describes how she’s seen the lives of her clients change once they become a member of a community group. Plus, it wouldn’t be an episode about helping others through a crisis if we didn’t talk about food; our ‘go-to’ supporting tool! Dietitian Ngaire Hobbins gives us some tips to make sure our efforts to provide for others doesn’t go to waste.

Item Details

Item Type:Media Interview
Keywords:COVID-19, community, social connection
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Sociology
Research Field:Social change
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in human society
UTAS Author:Hookway, NS (Dr Nicholas Hookway)
ID Code:148213
Year Published:2020
Deposited By:Office of the School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2021-12-11
Last Modified:2021-12-14

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