This initiative comes as Australia and the world come to grips with the challenges posed by COVID-19, particularly when it comes to physical distancing. batyr knows that COVID-19 has exacerbated feelings of anxiety and stress for many people, not just those with existing mental ill-health.
“The world is facing some unique and uncertain challenges ahead and this can take a toll on our health, both mentally, physically and spiritually,” batyr chief happiness officer Dr Tim Sharp, a leading expert in positive psychology.
“The World Wellness Circle is an opportunity for the community to come together and learn some practical tips to maintain our wellbeing and even improve our resilience.”
People who sign up will be sent 30-60 minute wellness sessions daily over the month of April, delivered by experienced instructors covering such topics as meditation, mindfulness, yoga, fitness and spiritual guidance.
These instructors include:
The sessions can be accessed at any time but batyr is encouraging all participants to take part in the sessions at the same time, 7:30am each morning. Support your friends, family and teammates at this time by jumping on a video call and completing the sessions together.
At sign up, individuals will have the opportunity to make a nominal donation to batyr so the youth organisation can continue to deliver their engaging mental health programs, designed to educate young people and empower them to reach out for support when they need it. Times are tough right now, so if you are unable to make a donation, World Wellness Circle is still encouraging everyone to sign up and take part.