The Military Experience and Mental Health: Understanding the Nexus

Date produced 21 May 2019

Join our panel of interdisciplinary experts for a discussion about the factors affecting a veteran's mental health challenges. This webinar is a joint production of the Mental Health Professionals' Network (MHPN) and Department of Veterans' Affairs. It is part of the Working Better Together Online Conference 2019 hosted by the MHPN.

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Watch this facilitated panel discussion of Tom's story (Part 1) to be better equipped to:

  • understand the experience and meaning of military culture for veterans; in particular how it might impact on their mental health when they are at home, on deployment, and/or transitioning out of the Australian Defence Force

  • understand the mental health risk indicators and/or red flags in veterans' presentations

  • apply knowledge about evidence-based treatments and services in treating veterans’ mental health conditions.

Review the panel of interdisciplinary experts’ bios.:

  • Dr Duncan Wallace (Psychiatrist, New South Wales)

  • Dr Loretta Poerio (Clinical Psychologist, Australian Capital Territory)

  • Associate Professor Brad Murphy (General Practitioner, Queensland)



  • Professor Mark Creamer (Clinical Psychologist, Victoria)

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This webinar was produced in May 2019. The Mental Health Professionals’ Network’s webinars are produced for mental health professionals. The information is intended for suitably-experienced mental health professionals and does not replace clinical judgement and decision making. It is intended for use as a guide of a general nature only and may or may not be relevant to particular patients or circumstances. The subject matter is not exhaustive of any mental health conditions presented. Health professionals implementing any recommendations contained in the webinar must exercise their own independent skill or judgement or seek appropriate professional advice relevant to their own particular circumstances when so doing. Any information presented in the webinar recording was deemed relevant at the time of the live event and after this date has not been reviewed. No guarantee can be given that the information is free from error or omission.

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