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SPEAKING BOOKS

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Literacy is a luxury that many of us take for granted. That is why SADAG created SPEAKING BOOKS and revolutionized the way healthcare information is delivered to low literacy communities.

The customizable 16-page book, read by local celebrity audio recordings, ensures that vital health and social messages can be seen, heard, read and understood by everyone across the world.

We started with books on Teen Suicide prevention , HIV, AIDS and Depression, Understanding Mental Health and have developed over 100+ titles, such as TB, Malaria, Polio, Vaccines for over 45 countries.

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Cindy Poluta channels the anxieties of a locked-down community and with the help of Cassey Chambers of SADAG, receives practical advice to cope in a time of fear.

 

Lockdown: It's a LOT!

Cindy Poluta and SADAG's Cassey Chambers take stock of the extent of emotions one can feel during lockdown and decide it helps to know we are all in this together!

 

Be prepared for a range of different emotions

Cindy Poluta and SADAG's Cassey Chambers take stock of the extent of emotions one can feel during lockdown and decide it helps to know we are all in this together!

 

Managing expectation versus reality

Cindy Poluta and SADAG's Cassey Chambers take stock of the extent of emotions one can feel during lockdown and decide it helps to know we are all in this together!

 

On adulting children, and parents!

Cindy Poluta and SADAG's Cassey Chambers take stock of the extent of emotions one can feel during lockdown and decide it helps to know we are all in this together!

 

Frame whats in and out of your control to avoid stress during lockdown

Clinical Psychologist Charity Mkone joins Cindy to talk through helplessness and how to frame what is and what isn't in our control at this time.

 

The important role of gratitude at this time

Clinical Psychologist Charity Mkone joins Cindy to talk through how exploring and practicing gratitude can reframe our experience of this time.

 

Problem solving through social support

Cindy Poluta calls on clinical psychologist Colinda Linde to help with the problem solving side of mental health during lockdown. Dr Linde shares her 5 kinds of social support systems and ways to cope over this time of distancing.

 

On staying motivated

Author & Executive Coach Neil Bierbaum joins Cindy Poluta to unpack strategies for staying motivated while working from home.

 

Handling children during lockdown

Clinical psychologist Candice Cowen, who specialises in children and anxiety, advises Cindy Poluta on techniques to manage children during lockdown - but also on how best to frame COVID-19 to them.

 

On Managing Homeschooling

Feel like a novice at homeschooling - and the dyanmics that come with it? Clinical psychologist Candice Cowen, rejoins Cindy Poluta to share techniques to manage varying anxieties during lockdown.

 

What about the mental wellbeing of our healthcare professionals?

Clinical Psychologist and SADAG Board Member, Zamo Mbele joins Cindy Poluta to unpack mental health dynamics the general public are generally not exposed to, but which some people are living each day.

 

Lockdown: What it means to addicts and their nearest and dearest

Cindy Poluta gets a rude awakening from psychologist Neil Amoore as he explains the mental health implications of lockdown on addicts.

 

Tips for handling teens (and Matrics!) in lockdown

Clinical Psychologist, Liane Lurie chats to Cindy poluta about helping teens manage their mental health during lockdown (as well as tackling disappointment, change in school schedule, not being able to see friends, sports, etc.)

 

Supporting the sick or elderly

Cindy Poluta is joined by Clinical Psychologist Dessy Tzoneva to talk about looking after a loved ones metal health - how to look out for them, what you should be looking for, how to navigate crucial conversations that can indicate issues.

 

Retrenchment

A national lockdown is unchartered territory for everyone - including businesses, trying to survive in the face of massive economic uncertainty. Cindy Poluta is joined by behaviour change advisor and coach Zandi Mathe for advice on how to emotionally manage a process like retrenchment.

 

Emotional Eating

Cindy chats to mindful eating and life coach Xenia Ayiotis about awareness around binge eating, mindless eating - and not eating at all. Xenia cautions that now is not the time to be dieting and worrying about your weight.

 

The role of Meditation

Colinda Linde rejoins Cindy Poluta to share the benefits of regular mediation in managing exceptional and everyday anxieties and leads Cindy through a basic meditation as an illustrative example.

 

Managing finances

Craig Turton of Easy Equities shares practical tips with Cindy Poluta on how to reduce expenditure and improve management of family finances during lockdown.

 

The power of staying positive

Cindy Poluta is joined by Rudi Keil, CEO of BMoved Wellness to talk through wide-ranging wellness strategies over this time.

 

Tips for working during lockdown (from someone who knows!)

Ian Bessarabia – an Experience Coach specializing in emotional intelligence linked to workplaces of the future - has been in a semi lockdown for almost a year. He shares his unique story with Cindy Poluta and also tips on how to make it a time of opportunity.

 

Turning troubled times into valuable lessons learned

SADAG's Cassey Chambers joins Cindy Poluta to mark the day which WOULD have been the end of 21 days of lockdown - but which now serves as a reminder that so much is beyond our control. Thanks to lockdown, we're also learning to be ok with that :)

 

Anxieties around kids returning to school

Cindy Poluta is joined by Educational Psychologist Viviana Schwendinger to unpack some of the likely emotional responses around children returning to school - and the anxieties that go with it.

 

When remote working leaves you feeling worthless and angry

Clinical Psychologist Dessy Tzoneva rejoins Cindy Poluta to unpack the range of feelings many of us are feeling right now while working remotely.

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