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Dilemmas of Helping | Dr Kari Gibson

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We tend to applaud people who seek to help others, but when does helping become harmful? What happens when ‘progress’ from my perspective, represents a ‘breakdown of cultural tradition’ from yours?

This is one of many challenging questions that arise when we work outside our own cultural context, and will be the focus of this week’s storytelling.

Psychologist Dr Kari Gibson has been working in the tiny, low-lying Pacific Island nation of Tuvalu; one of the world’s countries most susceptible to climate change. Her work explores the relationship between climate change stressors and mental health among local residents, and she has been involved in providing psychosocial interventions to support people who are suffering. Kari will share what led her to this work, the discoveries she has made, and the challenges that remain.

The Weekly Service is a crafted experience of storytelling, reflection, discussion, music and tea, which is designed to help us slow down and reconnect. Each week centres around a different theme and storyteller, curated by a member of the community. This week's service is curated by Sarah Louise and Kate Outhred

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Earlier Event: April 13
Beyond Peace | Murali Neelamegam
Later Event: May 4
Becoming | Jarrah Storey