Professional Development

Vikki Reynolds: Mental Wellness and Community Collective Care in the time of COVID-19 Pandemic [EVENT FULL]

We know that 2020 has been a very tough year, and for some, sadly, it has been catastrophic. The usual ‘line’ between what our clients are experiencing and that which we are experiencing has become blurred. We are trying to keep our own concerns and fears under control as we help others who may be expressing the same concerns and fears that we are.

COVID-19 has brought about suffering, hardship and oppression in situations we couldn’t have imagined months ago. It’s time to stop and spend three hours with the internationally acclaimed Vikki Reynolds, as she offers insights into our collective way forward. Vikki will explore why we need to go deeper than the usual ‘self-care’ strategies, and look at ‘Community Collective Care’ and our ‘Mental Wellness’, considering cultural, spiritual, relational and community- based ways to collectively support ourselves and our communities.

Who should attend this workshop?

Community sector professionals including managers, team leaders, individual and peer support workers, caseworkers, counsellors, social workers, community development workers and other practitioners who directly support vulnerable children, individuals, families and communities.


Vikki Reynolds (PhD RCC) is the Therapeutic Supervisor at Peak House, and is humbled and honoured to have been connected there for 23 years! Vikki is an activist/ therapist who works to bridge the worlds of social justice activism with community work and therapy. Vikki is a white settler on the territories of the Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh and Musqueam nations. Vikki’s people are Irish, Newfoundland and English folks, and she is a heterosexual woman with cisgender privilege. Her experience includes supervision and therapy with peers and other workers responding to the opioid catastrophe, refugees and survivors of torture – including Indigenous people who have survived residential schools and other state violence, sexualized violence counsellors, mental health and substance misuse counsellors, housing and shelter workers, activists and working alongside gender and sexually diverse communities. Vikki is an Adjunct Professor and has written and presented internationally.

To participate in this event you must have access to a PC with video capabilities and a reliable internet connection.


EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION: Register and pay before 20/11/20 to get  Members price $85.00 + GST; Non – Members price $125.00 + GST

Registration Price after 30/11/20 will be Members $105.00 + GST; Non – Members  $150.00 + GST



More Information

LEAD, ph (02) 9620 6172 or email

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Online Workshop


Friday 11 December 2020


9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

More Info



Online Workshop


Online via Zoom


  • Member: $85.00 + GST
  • Non-Member: $125.00 + GST

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