Working together to prevent heart disease for people living with psychiatric illness

Date produced 25 June 2019

Join us for tips and strategies on how best practitioners can work together to prevent heart disease for people living with psychiatric illness.

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Watch this facilitated panel discussion of Michael's story be better equipped to:

  • describe the complex bidirectional relationship between heart disease and mental health as well as the risk factors for and warning signs of heart disease in persons with psychiatric illness
  • describe the challenges, merits and opportunities in evidence-based approaches deemed most effective in treating and supporting people experiencing heart disease related to mental health issues
  • better target referrals for people experiencing mental health issues who are at risk of heart disease as a result of an improved understanding of the role of different disciplines.
  • Associate Professor David Colquhoun (Cardiologist, Queensland)
  • Dr Phillip Tully (Psychologist, South Australia)
  • Dr Helen Stanley (General Practitioner, Victoria)


  • Ms Nicola Palfrey (Clinical Psychologist, Australian Capital Territory)


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