8 episodes

Is Coronavirus messing with ur head? Escape to the treehouse!
Hang with the gang for a mash up of the best good news stories, self-isolation life hacks and drop-ins by Aussie
comedians. We share a birds-eye-view of the amazing things people are doing to help each other get through this
crisis. Covid19 is seriously important, but so is keeping a good head space. Wanna come play?

The Treehouse Tonic Wendy John

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Is Coronavirus messing with ur head? Escape to the treehouse!
Hang with the gang for a mash up of the best good news stories, self-isolation life hacks and drop-ins by Aussie
comedians. We share a birds-eye-view of the amazing things people are doing to help each other get through this
crisis. Covid19 is seriously important, but so is keeping a good head space. Wanna come play?

    Comedienne Robyn Reynolds on happy isolation, Mr Darcy and workplace love affairs.

    Comedienne Robyn Reynolds on happy isolation, Mr Darcy and workplace love affairs.

    It's a jolly good ol' chat today with comedian Robyn Reynolds  @RobynReynoldsComedy, covering all the essentials of what makes life good: love, raisin toast and Mr Darcy.  Cohost Amaani Siddeek @AmaaniSiddeek, opens the door to doing Ramadan during lock-down and shares today's freebies:
    EPISODE 7
    City of Sydney
    Free 1 on 1 cycling lessons for residents in the City of Sydney area https://news.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/articles/free-cycling-lessons-during-the-covid-19-pandemic Sydney Writers’ Festival will have featured writers and thinkers sharing their stories over the coming weeks and months on the Festival’s website: https://www.swf.org.au/ City of Melbourne 
    The Flinders Lane Community Voices singing group is now a free online weekly event you can tune into until the 25th of June: http://cmvic.org.au/whats-on/events/flinders-lane-community-voices-term-2-online email event organisers on how to participate
     
    City of Melbourne has a great list of freebies that updates itself regularly, check it out here: https://whatson.melbourne.vic.gov.au/Pages/SearchResults.aspx?cat=1&range=today City of Perth Council
    Developing a way to explore Perth through an online platform, with online exhibitions, story maps, 3D walk-throughs, and more. Coming soon: https://www.perth.wa.gov.au/news-and-updates/all-news/visit-perth-online


     

    • 15 min
    Survival hacks - what to do when your WFH coworkers drive you nuts.

    Survival hacks - what to do when your WFH coworkers drive you nuts.

    From the dilemmas of naked 'coworkers' to the shame of Zoom mishaps the stories today will inspire a conversation about Working From Home. We've hear about a competition for budding actors that will them and their mojo again. AND the usual list of freebies and companies that are still hiring.

    • 12 min
    Happy Feraren is making it up as she goes along.

    Happy Feraren is making it up as she goes along.

    Happy Feraren is hanging in the treehouse with us right now. Among other things Happy teaches improvisation – like Theatre Sports. And she recently worked at Rappler news site for one of 2018 Time Person’s of Year – the Filippina journalist Maria Ressa.   When I told Happy what we were doing with the podcast she was keen as. And you’re about to hear why.
     
    EPISODE 5 - FREEBIES & GOOD NEWS
    Learn improvisation with Happy online in isolation! Check out: https://laugh-masters.com.au/online-jam/
    Happy’s improvisation troupe performing via Facebook live stream from the Philippines
    • https://www.facebook.com/spitmanila/
    LinkedIn jobs list
    - https://www.linkedin.com/…/heres-whos-hiring-right-now-453…/
    Services Australia jobs
    - https://servicesaustraliacareers.nga.net.au/cp/index.cfm…
    Defence Force jobs
    - https://www.defencejobs.gov.au/jobs…
    BHP hiring 1500 new workers
    - https://www.bhp.com/our-approach/work-with-us/
    BOFA Film Festival FREE 17th May 2020
    - https://breath-of-fresh-air.com.au
    Covid survival statistics
    - https://www.worldometers.info/coronavir…/coronavirus-cases/…

    • 9 min
    Erin Kelly might just change the way you do isolation...for the better.

    Erin Kelly might just change the way you do isolation...for the better.

    If you're tired of getting serious, life advice from Instagram influencers you'll like what Erin Kelly has to say.  She's giving us Top 5 ideas for managing headspace during this weird new world we're in. And here's the thing - she uses evidence based research and over a decade in clinical practice as a psychologist to back what she said.  What a concept!?!?
    EPISODE 4 - ERIN'S LINKS FOR A GOOD HEADSPACE.
    Erin works at Foresight Psychology in Sydney -http://www.foresightpsychology.com/
    1. Reach out to a health professional or crisis service
    If you are at immediate risk of harm, call 000.
    Lifeline 13 11 14 – 24-hour crisis support and suicide prevention service offering phone, chat, or text. https://www.lifeline.org.au/
    Beyond Blue Support Service – PH: 1300 22 4436, chat, email and forums. https://www.beyondblue.org.au/get-sup…/get-immediate-support
    Kids Helpline – for young people aged 5 to 25 (1800 55 1800). https://kidshelpline.com.au/
    1800 Respect –7 to support people impacted by sexual assault, domestic or family violence and abuse. Phone (1800 737 732) and chat available https://www.1800respect.org.au/
    FREE online programs you can access to improve your mental health, that are backed up by research, such as:
    This Way Up – online programs at no or low cost. Programs target a range of problems, such as depression, anxiety and insomnia. https://thiswayup.org.au/
    Eclipse – to help people who are worried about their mental health symptoms, and alcohol and other drug use. https://eclipse.org.au/
    Mindspot – a free service for Australian adults experiencing difficulties with anxiety, stress, depression and low mood. They provide assessment and treatment by registered mental health professionals, based at Macquarie University. https://mindspot.org.au/
    2. Keep things in perspective
    https://www.psychologytools.com/self-help/thoughts-in-cbt/
    https://www.psychologytools.com/…/guide_to_living_with_worr…
    3. Maintain independence and achievement.
    4. Stay connected.
    5. Accept difficult emotions
    Centre for Clinical interventions – free resources on a range of mental health topics, such as tolerating distress, anxiety, worry, depression and self-compassion:
    https://www.cci.health.wa.gov.au/Res…/Looking-After-Yourself
    Mindfulness and compassion resources
    https://www.tarabrach.com/pandemic/
    https://product.soundstrue.com/power-of-…/free-video-series/
    FACE COVID - a set of practical steps for responding effectively to the Corona crisis, using the principles of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT).
    https://www.actmindfully.com.au/…/FACE-COVID-eBook-by-Russ-…

    • 18 min
    Sophie Raymond serenades us

    Sophie Raymond serenades us

    This gal knows her way around a ukulele!
    EPISODE 3 LINKS – Sophie Raymond serenades us!
    Follow Sophie Raymond on Spotify:
    https://open.spotify.com/artist/5ruekdUeMK8w6C81roi02f…
    City of Melbourne - Assistance for creatives during COVID-19
    https://www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/…/assistance-creatives-cov…
    City of Sydney follows with rent relief and venue fee help with their ‘ Business, Arts and Creative Support package’
    https://news.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/…/covid-19-support-for…
    Film Festivals go online now sharing the newest, most vibrant cinema globally
    https://www.techhive.com/…/online-film-festivals-and-art-ho…
    Britain’s National Theatre to broadcast shows online on Thursdays
    https://www.theguardian.com/…/national-theatre-to-broadcast…
    The Australian Centre for the moving image Melbourne has FREE virtual programs for screen lovers as well as free online workshops for the screen industry and monthly talks.
    https://www.acmi.net.au/whatson/
    AMAANI’S FREEBIES!
    - 'Back Your Local' website: https://backyourlocal.com.au/
    - NSW Government announces $10,000 fast relief for small businesses: https://www.businessnewsaus.com.au/…/nsw-government-announc…
    - Cumberland Council’s Social Inclusion Team is making ‘activity packs’ to deliver to residents who would normally attend its Wellness Programs: https://www.localnewsplus.com.au/?p=21413
    - Regional newspapers to receive $5 million in Federal Government funding: https://indaily.com.au/…/coronavirus-what-we-know-today-ap…/
    -Judith Neilson Funding: https://twitter.com/JN_Institute/status/1247713542079418373
    - ADVENTURE REELS KIDS If you know of any adventure loving families that might also enjoy Adventure Reels Kids they can join our mailing list here: https://adventurereels.com.au/#mailing-list
    - Free TAFE courses to support NSW in pandemic: https://education.nsw.gov.au/…/free-tafe-courses-to-support…

    • 9 min
    University student Laura Mazzitelli tells good Covid19 news

    University student Laura Mazzitelli tells good Covid19 news

    If you're tired of hearing just the bad news about Covid19 listen to  Laura Mazzitelli today in the Treehouse. This university student has taken up the quest to find and share good news stories and she's gotten the attention of her university who just sent her news story to every student on campus!
    EPISODE 2 - LAURA MAZZITELLI'S GOOD NEWS
    Virtual Disney World
    • https://www.youtube.com/…/UCYyJUEtYv-ZW7BgjhP3UbTg/playlists
    • And another one for Disney fans: https://youtu.be/iVC01GxFwDg
    Laura's good news story
    http://www.utsoc.com.au/…/good-news-stories-among-coronavir…
    #viralkindness
    • https://www.amnesty.org.au/viralkindness/
    • Facebook search for: #viralkindness Northern Beaches Sydney
    Kindness Pandemic Facebook page
    • https://www.facebook.com/groups/515507852491119/
    Free good stuff at Ziilch.com
    • https://au.ziilch.com
    • Amazing free stuff given away every day. Free books, clothes, baby items, furniture. Freecycle, declutter and keep out of landfill.
    Every telco's COVID-19 assistance package (updated 31st March)
    • https://www.whistleout.com.au/…/every-telco-COVID-19-corona…
    Microsoft, Google and allow free access to Teams and paid Hangouts features, respectively. Zoho CRM also offering free video conferencing facilities till 1st July
    USA ONLY - Burger King is giving away two free kids meals with any order made with their app.
    • https://www.businessinsider.com.au/burger-king-free-kids-me…
    And as of today the Australian Governments is giving away free childcare!
    Melbourne local bookshops are offering free delivery
    • https://www.smartcompany.com.au/…/these-bookshops-are-offe…/
    Galluzzo fruit shop and Source bulk foods at Glebe in Sydney – also offering free delivery for 5 km radius with a combined Source Bulk Foods. Orders the day before and check Easter opening hours on Facebook
    • https://www.facebook.com/Galluzzofruiterers/
    • https://www.facebook.com/TheSourceBulkFoods/
    Chris Hemsworth has offered 6 weeks FREE access to his workout app, Centr.
    • https://centr.com/join-us
    Gamified geo-political simulations for by University of Maryland
    • https://www.start.umd.edu/…/icons-simulations-help-professo…
    Job seekers in in South Australia
    • Scroll down to find the Detmould story: https://www.businessnewsaus.com.au/covid-19-news-updates.ht…
     

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