Circus & Mental Health: Well-Being During COVID-19 Pandemic

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Urgent Concerns-Panel Talk: Circus & Well-Being During COVID-19 Pandemic

During this discussion with our panelists, we ask important questions about the impact of the COVID-19 virus on the physical and mental health of circus artists. We do not have all of the answers, but by facilitating an open discussion, we hope to help the circus world to unite and act during a difficult time. The guest panelists are from diverse backgrounds, and regions in mental health:
Kate F. Hays Ph.D.,C.Psych., CMPC–The Performing Edge, Toronto, Canada. Dr. Fleur van Rens, Lecturer Sports Psychology, Academic Chair of the Elite Athlete Program, College of Science, Health, Engineering & Education, Murdoch University, Perth, Australia.  Janelle Peters, Circus artist, Therapist LSW, USA. Founder of Cirque_Psych on Instagram ...
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Fiona Bradley

As an artist, Fiona Bradley hopes to use circus as a platform to discuss social issues, to create inspiration and to fulfill their own need for connection. Fiona's current home is in Chicago. They are the social media and community manager for CircusTalk as well as a founding member of Semi-Circus and ensemble member in Aura Curiatlas. They received a Certificate IV in Circus Arts from the National Institute of Circus Arts in Australia and they continue their education where ever they go. As well as being a performer, Fiona is interested in circus management. They would like to connect people in the circus world (as well as outside of the circus world) and create an open and empowering community for everyone who is interested! This is one of the reasons they work as the social media and community manager for CircusTalk.