Rumpus in the age of COVID-19
We take the health and safety of our community, volunteers and workshop participants seriously. With COVID-19 becoming rapidly more real for our community, we've made the difficult decision to cancel or indefinitely postpone all currently scheduled classes.
Mental health and social connection is so critical in these challenging times. We’re doing our very best to try to find a way forward, working out what we can do to support our creative community, the public and to keep being able to offer what we know the world needs right now.
We're currently exploring virtual class options, home-delivered Rumpus-in-a-box or any other creative ways we can try to keep the joy in people's lives - and to try to keep our organisation, and the freelancers and creatives that we support afloat through these tremendously challenging times.
We ask that you come on this journey with us, support our creative mission and stay open to connection in these disconnected times. This may mean buying a ticket to a Rumpus online class, or signing up to a Rumpus-in-a-box home delivery… above all it means watch this space!
It’s a wild ride right now, but we’re aiming to stay positive, creative and playful - and we want to take you with us!
Hugs from the Rumpus team
Over here at Rumpus, we are following the media, watching the news, reading the articles, listening to the podcasts, feeling the feelings. We are learners, our work is about learning. National Reconciliation week has driven home just how much further we have to go in truly working towards healing.
Did you know that drawing, singing, dancing, knitting, any creative practice, actively reduces stress hormones and promotes calming of our nervous system?
Rumpus delivers a range of training and creative programs on mental health and psychological safety for teams. We are based in the beautiful Illawarra, the perfect spot for team off-sites and retreats, just 90 minutes south of Sydney.
Mental Health First Aid is the nationally accredited training for individuals and teams to be able to effectively respond to mental health issues. Rumpus is providing Online Mental Health First Aid to individuals, organisations and workplaces throughout Australia. We serve people in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra and Perth.
Are you feeling wired, hyper-vigilant and awake? Panicky, fluttery in the belly, a bit shaky? Or exhausted, flat and drained?It’s so very likely that right now many of us are in Survival Mode: our flight/fight response is ON, adrenaline is surging and we are unconsciously and consciously primed to perceive danger. This is so understandable right now. We’ve never been through this before.
As we try and find a rhythm in this new way of being and living right now, try to remember to include a dose of nature, each day. It will do us all the world of good.
The Irish Government are choosing to describe ‘self-isolating’ and ‘quarantine’ as Cocooning.
Folks, let’s talk about ‘Social Distancing’. Us humans are ‘social’ beings which means we seek and crave companionship and are suited to living in communities, yes? It’s wired into our DNA, our bones. Ya feel? Well, nothing about that has changed. We are seeing, and sure you are too, humans getting real creative with ways to continue to connect, and be connected in these times.
Skillshare invites anyone in the community to share a skill by teaching a class. We are not seeking experts, we are seeking passionate individuals who are eager to pass their knowledge along.
Pay-it-forward for an artist from bushfire affected South Coast to attend retreat. Make a donation to support the Giving Chair at Jamboree Creative Escape.