Working Together to Support the Mental Health of People Who Have Experienced Family Violence

Date produced 19 February 2015

By exploring a lived experience perspective, this webinar explores how mental health practitioners can work together better to support the mental health needs of those who have experienced family violence.

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Learning outcomes

Through an exploration of a lived experience perspective, watch this webinar to:

  • better understand mental health indicators in the context of family violence
  • identify the key principles of the featured disciplines' approach in screening, identifying, and supporting individuals experiencing family violence
  • explore tips and strategies for interdisciplinary collaboration thereby improving the provision of care to individuals experiencing family violence.

The panel comprised:

  • Prof. Kelsey Hegarty (Vic-based GP)
  • Ms Carmel O’Brien (Vic-based psychologist)
  • Ms Jac Taylor (SA-based social worker)
  • a lived experience panel member.

The webinar is facilitated by Dr Mary Emeleus (Qld-based GP and psychotherapist).

View panellist biographies.


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Individual learning needs

99% of exit survey respondents reported their individual learning needs were ‘entirely met’ or ‘partially met’.

Relevance to practice

When asked to rate how relevant the webinar was to the clinicians own practice, 99% stated it was ‘entirely relevant’ or ‘partially relevant’.

Changes to work practice

95% of exit survey respondents intend to make changes to their clinical work practice as a result of attending the webinar.


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