Martine Oglethorpe - Digital Wellbeing
Do you find it hard to separate your teen from their device? Don’t want them to miss out on connecting with their friends yet wish they were doing something active?
Whilst screen-free days are a great de-tox, we also need to empower our children to safely navigate the digital world of which they are an inevitable part. In fact, I’m sure we could all learn a thing or two about curbing our digital addiction and maintaining a “clean” digital profile.
As part of Warrnambool Wellbeing Week the Big Life team are excited to host Martine Oglethorpe, an expert in the field of teens and their screens. In her presentations to parents, carers and all those playing a role in the growth and wellbeing of young people, Martine empowers them with knowledge, understanding and strategies to help their young people make the best decisions both online and in the real world.
So come along to The Lighthouse Theatre on Wednesday August 28th from 7pm to hear more. Tickets are free but need to be booked here or search for the event on eventbrite.com
Joel Hines - The Rites of Passage
How do you celebrate milestones in your life? Traditionally we have big celebrations around weddings and graduations but how do you mark the less visible times of transition in our lives?
For thousands of years, Indigenous and traditional communities recognised the importance of supporting individuals to transition safely from one stage of life to another through Rites of Passage. Marking these transitions were seen as fundamental in the growth, connectedness and health of an individual and community. In modern society, the need for programs that help equip young people with the confidence and tools to tackle the adventure and challenges that lie ahead are more critical than ever.
As part of Warrnambool Wellbeing Week the Big Life team are excited to host Joel Hines from the Rites of Passage Institute to guide us through creating modern, constructive and healthy rites of passages. Join us at the Lighthouse Theatre on Thursday 29th August at 7pm. Tickets are free but need to be booked here or search Eventbrite.