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  • learn from expert facilitators and peers
  • network with fellow health professionals
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ABC of CBT: Skills for GPs

Psychological presentations are increasingly common in general practice. For many people, psychological care delivered by their regular general practitioner is both an acceptable and accessible starting point to seeking help for their emotional health. Our ABC of CBT provides GPs with a broad range of psychological skills readily applied in a general practice setting. Successful completion of the program also fulfills the criteria for FPS Skills Training accreditation allowing GPs to access Medicare item numbers for the delivery of focused psychological strategies. This program is delivered via the following modalities: • 2 x 6 hour workshops (2 weeks apart) • 8-hours of self directed learning between workshop days 1 and 2 • 1 x 2 hour coaching session (online) two weeks after day 2
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Expert Insights: Prevention of Mental Illness in Adolescents - Challenges & Innovations

This session showcases a world first research project (Future Proofing) at the Black Dog Institute, taking on the challenges of implementing a universal prevention intervention program for adolescent school students. Can a focus on prevention strategies during adolescence be the key to reducing the prevalence of mental health disorders later in life? What are the early warning signs that can critically inform efforts to inoculate against the damaging effects of mental health issues? What are some of the challenges and opportunities in working with schools to prevent ill health?

Future Proofing has the ambitious target of recruiting over 10,000 adolescent participants across and following them up each year over a 5-year period that will provide major innovations in what we know about trajectory of mental health in adolescents. For more information and interested schools: futureproofing.org.au  

Join our expert panel for this session as we explore this project and what it could mean for adolescent mental health and wellbeing.

Facilitated by Dr Carol Newall

Panel Members

• Dr Aliza Werner-Seidler: Senior Research Fellow & Clinical Psychologist

• Holly Saxon: Primary School Teacher and Lived Experience Rep

• Dr Lyndsay Brown: Research Officer, Future Proofing

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Suicide Prevention Training for Pharmacists

Suicide has a devastating impact on families, friends and whole communities. Pharmacists, due to their role and their accessibility in the community, have the potential to play a key role in recognising the signs and symptoms of suicide, restricting means and keeping the person safe until support is available. This Suicide Prevention Training for Pharmacists is an interactive, cased based workshop enabling peer discussion alongside the development of practical skills to implement. This training aims to increase pharmacists’ skills and confidence in:  • Recognising signs warranting further exploration for suicidality • Talking with someone who may display suicidal signs and symptoms • Understanding of the various referral options. Please note: This training is being provided as part of a project funded by Primary Health Tasmania to explore the role of pharmacists in suicide prevention. The project includes a research and evaluation component to measure outcomes from the interventions to help inform future actions. Curtin University Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) has approved this study (HREC number XX/XXXX). Should you wish to discuss the study with someone not directly involved, in particular, any matters concerning the conduct of the study or your rights as a participant, or you wish to make a confidential complaint, you may contact the Ethics Officer on (08) 9266 9223 or the Manager, Research Integrity on (08) 9266 7093 or email hrec@curtin.edu.au.  

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