Better outcomes in schizophrenia - a patient-centred approach

Date produced 07 November 2019

Join our interdisciplinary panel of experts to explore challenges and treatment opportunities for people living with schizophrenia.

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

• describe the common symptoms and causes associated with schizophrenia

• identify the challenges, merits and opportunities in evidence-based approaches deemed most effective in treating and supporting people experiencing schizophrenia

• facilitate clinical and personal recovery in a primary care setting for people who may experience psychosis or be diagnosed with schizophrenia.

Review the panel of interdisciplinary experts' biographies:

• Dr Cathy Andronis (General Practitioner, Victoria)

• Dr Melissa Connell (Psychologist, Queensland)

• Mr Russell Syphers (Lived experience advocate, Victoria)
• Dr Richard Lakeman (Mental Health Nurse, Queensland)


  • Ms Julianne Whyte OAM (Mental Health Social Worker, NSW)

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