An interdisciplinary approach to caring for people living with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

What is the impact of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) on a person’s health and wellbeing, and how might different health professionals and mental health practitioners work together in providing support, care, and therapies for people who are living with OCD?

This webinar will assist practitioners in gaining an understanding of the biological and environmental factors that increase the risk of developing OCD; the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of OCD; and specific therapies for treating OCD.

Join our interdisciplinary panel of experts as they share their insights on the importance of collaborative care and appropriate referrals when providing care for people with OCD. Our panel includes Dr Johanna Lynch (General Practitioner), Dr Celin Gelgec (Clinical Psychologist), Dr Scott Blair-West (Psychiatrist), and will be facilitated by Professor Stephen Trumble (VIC – General Practitioner).  

Before the webinar:

Webinar date:
Thursday 28 October 2021

Webinar time: 
7.15 pm - 8.30 pm (AEDT)

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Cultural considerations in the social and emotional wellbeing support provided to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families

How can practitioners integrate key cultural considerations when supporting the social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families? Understanding the significance of cultural identity is crucial when working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, but what does that look like in practice? This webinar will discuss the importance of cultural identity in relation to engaging with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families.

Panellists will share practical tips, strategies and resources to better support practitioners in integrating cultural considerations in their work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families at an individual, family, community and organisational level.

Hear from our interdisciplinary panel featuring:

  • Adele Cox (National Sector Development Manager at SNAICC)
  • Prof. Tricia Nagel (Psychiatrist and senior researcher)

And facilitator Dana Shen (Aboriginal Cultural Consultant)

Produced by the Mental Health Professionals’ Network (MHPN) in partnership with Emerging Minds.

Before the webinar:
  • Learn about our panel

Webinar Date:
Wednesday 10 November 2021

Webinar time: 
7.15 pm - 8.30 pm (AEDT)

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Trauma informed care with older Australians
 

How do the impacts of trauma present at later stages of the lifespan? This is the first webinar in the second series focusing on the well-being of older Australians, presented by MHPN in partnership with all 31 Primary Health Networks (PHNs). This webinar will discuss the long-term effects of trauma, and how they can influence the life of older Australians.

In this facilitated discussion, panellists will explore the roles of different disciplines in providing trauma informed care with older Australians. Gain insight into trauma-informed practices and treatments; what they are and how they work - to better support the mental health of older people. Panellists will share practical tips and strategies on how to effectively engage in trauma informed care with older people, and fully utilise referral pathways within an interdisciplinary approach.

The interdisciplinary panel of experts includes E/Prof. Judith Atkinson (International Indigenous Trauma Healing Educator and Researcher), Dr. Johanna Lynch (General Practitioner), Dr. Duncan McKellar (Psychiatrist) with Dr Stephen Ginsborg (General Practitioner) as facilitator.

Before the webinar:

  • Learn about our panel

Webinar Date:
Thursday 18 November 2021

Webinar time: 
7.15 pm - 8.30 pm (AEDT)

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