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Being a Good Friend In Tough Times - Dr Lucy Hone


Thu 24 Aug 2017, 7:30pm–9:00pm

Where: South West Baptist, Cnr Lyttelton and Cobham Streets, Christchurch

Restrictions: R15

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Dr Lucy Hone speaks on Being a Good Friend in Tough Times - the importance of friendship and community relationships for parents.

Following the loss of her daughter, 12-year-old Abi, Lucy has expanded her academic research on well-being and resilience to consider the practical findings that help us cope with loss, change and challenges in our lives.

In this session, Dr Lucy Hone will discuss the impact the tragic loss of her daughter has had on her friendships and community connections, including simple, easy to follow strategies on how we can help ourselves and others when times are tough.

Having studied on Martin Seligman's Masters of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) programme at the University of Pennsylvania (the international home of wellbeing science), Lucy has recently completed her PhD through AUT University's Human Potential Centre where her work focused on ways to effectively apply the findings of well-being research to promote mass market well-being in real world contexts.

"My academic research is focused on investigating the component parts of well-being and resilience, specifically how we can measure and promote well-being at both the individual and organisational level.

But, as a former journalist, my real passion lies in communication, as I continually strive to find effective methods of disseminating the academic research in ways that truly help people get the most from their lives.'

Based in Christchurch, she worked closely with several key organisations in the post-quake environment to promote resilience and effective psychological recovery (e.g., SARS, Department of Conservation, Department of Education, Fletcher EQR, The Heart Foundation).

Lucy is currently helping a number of New Zealand schools develop well-being and resilience strategies, and enjoys her job as a presenter for the Mental Health Education Resource Centre - last year touring a large number of Christchurch schools to promote well-being and resilience among school staff.

She is a member of the NZAPP Executive Committee, a Global Representative of the International Positive Education Network (IPEN), an associate of the Mental Health Foundation's Working Well team, and has research publications in the Journal of Positive Psychology, Social Indicators Research, and the International Journal of Well-being. As a mother of three, married to a (stressed) Christchurch builder, Lucy knows what it's like to juggle work, family, community, social and well-being commitments.

Doors open at 7:10pm.
Please book here. Seats are limited and this will be a popular event.

Sponsored and Hosted by: Project Esther and South West Baptist

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