National Talkblack 190821

National Talkblack 190821

We had:

Dr. Belinda Liddel from UNSW Sydney, talking about how refugees are especially vulnerable to mental health toll of COVID-19. COVID-19 stressors are negatively impacting resettled refugees’ mental health, a new study by UNSW Sydney psychologists in partnership with Australian Red Cross, Settlement Services International and Phoenix Australia at the University of Melbourne has shown. COVID-related worries – including the pandemic reminding refugees of traumatic events in the past – were linked to higher levels of PTSD, depression, health anxiety symptoms, and poorer daily functioning.

Jon Bell, First Nations director talking about his achievement and how he has been named finalist for Sydney Film Festival’s dendy awards. The 68th Sydney Film Festival (3-14 November 2021) is set to feature the return of the 52nd Dendy Awards for Australian Short Films. Ten finalists will screen at the Festival including The Moogai by First Nations Director Jon Bell.

Dr. Cain Polidano, senior research fellow at The University of Melbourne, talking about how the launch of Indigenous business centre signals new model for Indigenous education and engagement. The Dilin Duwa Centre for Indigenous Business Leadership – the first of its kind in Australia – was launched last Thursday at the University of Melbourne and Melbourne Business School. The centre will be a home for education, engagement and research to support the self-determined growth of Indigenous business people, companies, and communities around the country.

Andrew Farriss, Australian rock musician and multi-instrumentalist, talking about his new single “Son of A Gun”. Andrew Farriss hardly needs an introduction to music fans. He is the man behind the songs that saw INXS sell more than 50-million albums throughout their career. Andrew’s new single, Son Of A Gun remains true to the classic wild west inspired country concept of Andrew Farriss’s self-titled album, a collection of songs traversing roots, blues, Americana and country, released internationally earlier this year BMG.

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