MONDAY 5TH OCTOBER – SATURDAY 10TH OCTOBER


It's always important to look after yourself, but now more than ever
is the time to ensure you feel supported, or that you're supporting
those around you. This Mental Health Week, Collarts will be embracing
a new theme every day to help uplift our community,
alongside career
resources, insightful Q&As, chilled-out livestreams, and more.

 

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Image: Kelly Sikkema via Unsplash

DAY ONE: REAL TALK

FINESSE YOUR FINANCES

MONDAY 5TH OCTOBER

The creative industry has a tendency to steer away from mentioning finances. Why? Let's open the doors to an honest conversation about money in the design and entertainment sectors. Learning simple tips on how to budget for your lifestyle and the realistic financial landscape of artists and freelancers can build confidence, relieve stress, and make you feel more in-control of your destiny than ever—which is why we've teed up a blog full of resources as well as tips from Clinton Scott, our Career Pathways Advisor, that can help you to do exactly that.

FINESSE YOUR FINANCES

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Image: Drew Coffman via Unsplash

DAY TWO: SELF-CARE

WHY DOING NOTHING IS ENOUGH 

TUESDAY 6TH OCTOBER

"Self-care" can mean a lot of things—exercising, baking, painting, shopping—but it can also mean doing absolutely nothing (and not feeling guilty about it!). There's been pressure to keep active during isolation, when sometimes the best cure to stress can be relaxing both your mind and body. No one knows more about mental health wellbeing at Collarts than Garrett Teters, our Wellbeing Practitioner, and he'll be sharing the value of forgiving yourself for doing nothing.

THE BENEFITS OF DOING ABSOLUTELY NOTHING

Meanwhile, head to our Instagram to share your own self-care tips with our community, or rewatch our Wellbeing Panel from Trimester 3 Online O-Week, featuring Garrett, Matt Penkethman (Student Services), Jack Benfold (Audio Student), and special guest Bec Mitchell (Physiotherapist & Wellbeing Expert).

 

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Image: Brooke Cagle via Unsplash

DAY THREE: CAREER-READY

'CAREER READY' RESOURCE PAGE + ONLINE PANEL

WEDNESDAY 7TH OCTOBER

It's a disruptive time, so we want to do the best we can to put your job nerves at ease. On Day Three, Collarts is launching the Career Ready Resource Page, a comprehensive first port-of-call for Collarts students entering the industry, on the verge of graduation, and alumni. Designed to tackle common issues in a job search and creative career, you'll gain access to resources about Zoom interviews, best standards for LinkedIn profiles, Imposter Syndrome, online networking, and more.

ACCESS THE CAREER-READY RESOURCE PAGE

Alongside our launch, we're hosting an Online Panel tailored for our senior students and recent graduates, discussing life after study—whether that's resilience and burning out, or more tangible career-proofing skills. Join us at 6PM to hear valuable insights from our guests: Luke O'Connor (Support Act), Clinton Scott (Career Pathways Advisor), and Danielle Meenks (Interior Design alumni & Mental Health Nurse).

JOIN ZOOM AT 6PM

COMMON OBSTACLES AFTER STUDY

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DAY FOUR: COLLARTS COUCH

LIVE chill and chat W/ IJALE

THURSDAY 8TH OCTOBER

We know a lot of you are missing our warm and welcoming Collarts community. That's why we're bringing Music Production alumni Jerry Agbinya AKA Producer & Lyricist IJALE onto a 3PM Facebook livestream we're calling the Collarts Couch. Sit back, pretend you're in the Wellington St campus Atrium, and let's chat creative blocks, collaboration, career expectations, and more with someone who's graduated from Collarts and thriving in the creative industries.

IJALE WANTS YOU TO LOOK INWARD

JUMP ON FACEBOOK AT 3PM

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DAY FIVE: REDISCOVER YOUR STYLE

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FRIDAY 9TH OCTOBER

When you haven't walked out the door for any reasons other than a grocery shop or quick walk around the park, it can be difficult to bounce back when restrictions ease. Dressing up and experimenting can be the perfect way to boost your self-esteem, and you don't have to buy piles of new clothes to achieve it. Our Fashion department staff Sal Edwards (Fashion & Sustainability Coordinator), and Anna Hickey (Fashion Marketing Coordinator) are here to share their best tips on how to rediscover your style during isolation.

CHEAP ISO-FASHION TIPS

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DAY SIX: WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY

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SATURDAY 10TH OCTOBER

To commemorate World Mental Health Day, why not do a basic kindness and check in on your loved ones? Maybe it's your family you haven't been able to see or friends living in another state—either way, it's the perfect day to reach out and extend a compassionate hand to those around you.FIND OUT MORE ABOUT WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY