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Building Resilience Post-Pandemic

Building Resilience Post-Pandemic

Date & Time

May 27, 2021 - 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

Dr Aileen Alegado joins us to speak about the impacts of COVID-19 on mental health and shares positive tools to help build resilience and move forward.  

Free event – everyone welcome.




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Building Resilience Post-Pandemic

In person talk with Dr Aileen Alegado

2020 was a year that changed the world. Everyone has been impacted in some way by COVID-19 and many of us are still struggling to cope with the ongoing uncertainty and challenges arising from the pandemic. As we return to the “new normal”, it’s vital to recognise the importance of resilience in maintaining our own mental health and to better support our loved ones.

Clinical psychologist Dr Aileen Alegado joins us to speak about the impacts of COVID-19 on mental health and shares positive tools to enable us to be more resilient in moving forward post-pandemic.

Dr Aileen will focus on:

  • Acknowledging how isolation has created struggles, including a rise in mental health issues
  • Normalising the conversation around grief for loss / change and how to cope with this
  • Understanding resilience
  • Positive Psychology – concept and approaches
  • Practical strategies and tools to maintain a healthy mindset and build on your ability to bounce back from adversity

Event details

This event will be held in person at our newly renovated Henry Carmichael Theatre at Level 1, 280 Pitt Street Sydney.

Registration to attend this event is essential due to limited capacity (as per COVID-19 safety regulations).




About Dr Aileen Alegado

Dr Aileen Alegado is a registered clinical psychologist and the Director of Mindset Consulting, a boutique practice based in Sydney CBD.

Aileen believes that when it comes to therapy, there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach, so she integrates a variety of psychological models – including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Schema Therapy – into her practice to ensure clients receive tailored strategies to achieve realistic, measurable outcomes.

Whether working with individuals, couples or groups, Aileen has a warm and enthusiastic approach and her vision is to create a safe and nurturing environment in which her clients are able to thrive. Aileen specialises in the assessment and treatment of mental health conditions, the administration of neuropsychological assessments and the use of psychometric tools.

Outside of her practice, Aileen is also an experienced speaker and presenter, passionate about raising awareness for mental health within the community. She is a coach and mentor for other clinicians and a board-approved supervisor for the Australian Psychological Society (APS).

Image of Aileen Alegado by Honey Atkinson

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Date & Time

May 27, 2021 - 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm


Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts, Pitt Street, Sydney NSW, Australia

Henry Carmichael Theatre

280 Pitt Street Sydney NSW 2000

Level 1


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