Dr Mandie Shean on how to do well when life is challenging

Resilience: How to do well when life is challenging

This week’s webinar is one of three being presented across the month on Resilience. This July we will share important advice for fathers, father figures and family, on how to build resilience in your life, and why it is very important.

Our guest this week is Dr Mandie Shean – lecturer and researcher at the School of Education, Edith Cowan University. See below for further information on our Resilience Series in July.

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Recorded on Thursday 2 July 2020.

This webinar explores the importance of building resilience in a child’s life, the benefits short and long term and how to guide a child through processes that build resilience is critical to their long-term mental wellbeing.

If you have ever wondered the what, how and why around ‘resilience’ this webinar with Dr Mandie Shean from Edith Cowan University is guaranteed to be a valuable tool.

Books suggested by Mandie:

Bolton, R. (2009). People skills. Simon and Schuster.

Chapman, G., & Campbell, R. (2010). The 5 Love Languages/5 Love Languages Men’s Edition/5 Love Languages of Teenagers/5 Love Languages of Ch. Moody Publishers.

Covey, S. R., & Covey, S. (2020). The 7 habits of highly effective people. Simon & Schuster.

About Dr Mandie Shean

Dr Mandie Shean is a senior lecturer and research at Edith Cowan University and a member of the Australian Psychological Association (APA).  Her Research Interests include; Resilience, Well-being, Behaviour and Memory.

She has attained a Doctor of Philosophy, Edith Cowan University, 2011, Bachelor of Arts Psychology with First Class Honours, Edith Cowan University, 2005 and a Bachelor of Arts in Education Primary, Edith Cowan University, 1991.

Coming soon in our Resilience Series

  • Thursday 17 July:  How to build children’s resilience and your own, amid coronavirus unknowns with Dr Carolyn FitzGerald, Ph.D – Faculty of Education, Wilfrid Laurier University Canada.
  • Thursday 30 July: Building Resilience into your Life: Why resilience is important and how to train your brain’ with Associate Professor Justine Gatt from Neuroscience Research Australia.


July is Resilience month at The Fathering Channel

Resilience is not something we are all born with – it is the learned response to challenges, risks, fears that confront us, and how we respond to them, get back up and move forward.

Resilience is important for several reasons; it enables us to develop mechanisms for protection against experiences which could be overwhelming, it helps us to maintain balance in our lives during difficult moments or stressful events like COVID-10, and it can also protect us from the development of some mental health issues in our lifetime.

Join us this month for a series of academic lead webinars for fathers, father figures and partners on building resilience with leaders in their field from Australia and Canada on the Fathering Channel.

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