Emotional agility: Doing what matters when life is tough

Dr Jo Lane

Emotions are a part of life. How do you respond to them? As part of Mental Health Month, Dr Jo Lane will talk about strategies that can increase emotional agility by holding emotions loosely, facing them, and living a values-driven life.

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Mental Health Month is an annual event celebrated in over 100 countries to raise community awareness and understanding of mental illness, reduce the stigma and discrimination associated with mental illness, and promote positive mental health and wellbeing.

About Jo

Dr Jo LaneJo is a research fellow and clinical psychologist, and currently works with a multidisciplinary team of researchers across the Australian National University on the Our Health in Our Hands (OHIOH). This project aims to transform healthcare by developing new personalised health technologies and solutions in collaboration with people living with multiple sclerosis (MS), clinicians and health care providers.

Jo has been a practicing psychologist since 2016 specialising in treating post-traumatic stress disorder in first responders and veterans. Her research interests intersect across psychology, health research, population health, translational research, personalised medicine and communication in science.

Jo is passionate about people, optimal brain health, wellbeing, resilience, growth, empowerment-based leadership and gender equality.