World Mental Health Day on October 10 comes at a time when lives all over the world have changed considerably as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
As a business, we’ve felt the economic pinch at She Lion. As the people behind it, we’ve felt it emotionally. The majority of our small but mighty team is based in Melbourne, Australia. Which you may not be aware has been under one of the tightest lockdowns in the world. We’ve been pretty separated from friends and family since March.
Our numbers are dropping daily and we’re seeing a light at the end of this very long tunnel, but many of us have been through the wringer. We’re a bit frazzled, but we’re keeping focused and as positive as we can.
The following list of useful and empowering groups and resources has been curated to offer important lifelines, connections and community. Do you have any other groups or resources to add? Send us a message at enquiries (at) shelion (dot) com or ping us on Instagram.
The unprecedented global pandemic has sparked a rise in the frequency and severity of domestic, family and gender-based violence. She’s A Crowd has created a resource for anyone experiencing such violence behind closed doors. Social isolation is no excuse for it. You are not alone, and there is help available. Find the resource here.
Founded by the fantastically fab Jameela Jamil (The Good Place) as a community built on radical inclusivity, I Weigh will introduce you to new voices, artists, activists and movements. They are still learning, and are inviting you to come and learn alongside them so we can all grow together. It’s never too late to want to help and understand each other better. Join the community here or follow their amazing instagram.
A large purpose of mental health awareness week is to engage communities in activities that promote mental health and wellbeing. Mental Health Australia has put together a lovely personal reminder card you can send yourself to prioritise your mental wellbeing. It may be little, but sometimes the little first step can be the most important. Send yourself a mental health promise here.
A global movement with some serious business cred and exceptionally empowering masterclasses. The community is there to support each other, learn from each other and to give back. Whether you’re running your own show, surrounded by others in an office, or just missing that sense of connection and support, the Business Chicks community has your back. Find out more.
Candace Reels created Female Collective to help women come together, tell their unique stories, and feel empowered to tackle the missions that matter most to them. Their “Self Love Sunday” newsletter is quite simply gorgeous, functional and uber supportive. Sign-up here.
Being a rural woman can be isolating and sometimes, the people in your local area aren’t your people – we get that and we understand that diversity and commonality aren’t mutually exclusive and sometimes you need both. The Rural Woman believes the antidote to isolation is connection. Join the community here.
The technology we build today determines the world we live in tomorrow. But if that world is being built under the leadership of only a small portion of our community, what kind of world will we have? Enter: Code Like a Girl. With amazing courses, events and community it’s easy to get into the world of tech, refresh your skills or volunteer with like-minded women, so we can start coding for a better tomorrow. Find out more.
These gorgeous new additions are beautifully matched to brand new Futurist Tote, which has been absolutely flying out the door since we released it two weeks ago. Find out more about these stunning new releases.
It actually sucks that we’re writing this in 2021, but in light of certain recent events regarding women’s safety in the past couple of weeks we know, we aren’t the only ones out there feeling a little dismayed or perhaps triggered. If you don’t want another reminder of the names and events, scroll down to the list of support services, online communities and crisis lines that may be helpful to you or your loved ones.
TRIGGER WARNING. Commentary around workplace violence and rape.