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In this episode of Lay Down The Law, host Jo Stanley explores the challenges individuals face during the holiday season, particularly those with chronic illnesses and disabilities.

Thanks to the partnership between Maurice Blackburn Lawyers and Mental Health Foundation Australia, this episode takes a step away from conversations about the law and explores ways for us to be mentally healthier.

Jo is joined by guests Harlin Gandhok, a counsellor and multi-cultural MHFA ambassador, and Flic Manning, a speaker, wellness expert, and chronic illness advocate. They discuss strategies to cope with the mental hardships of the holidays and how to be supportive allies to those in need.

Recorded during the COVID-19 pandemic, the group discuss topics such as isolation, financial pressures, accessibility challenges, and how they impact these individuals and communities.

The guests share personal experiences and shed light on their high-pressure situations, balancing the desire for human connection with the need to prioritise their health and well-being. This episode offers valuable insights and guidance for navigating the holiday season with compassion and understanding for those facing unique challenges.

Listen to the conversation below on Apple podcasts, Google podcasts, or wherever you like to listen.

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