We’re bringing the BN Health Forum: Big Ideas for Health Professionals back for one final session in 2019. And this time we’re tackling the topic of mental health, with an impressive line-up of industry experts sharing their perspective on this important topic, meet our speakers below!
One in five Australians aged 16-85 experiences a mental illness in any given year and almost half will experience a mental illness at least once in their lifetime. The impact is enormous: besides the direct effects of illness, consequences can include unemployment, social isolation, dependency, violence and suicide. Significant resources are required for promoting the best possible mental health and wellbeing outcomes for patients, including delivery of acute, recovery and rehabilitation health services, trauma informed care, preventative and early intervention programs and privately delivered services.
So what are some of the challenges, opportunities and legal issues involved in the treatment of mental health patients? And what steps can we take to protect and support the mental wellbeing of our healthcare professionals, who can be exposed to stress, sadness and trauma in their day to day work?
BN’s Health Forum is a must-attend event for all professionals working in or alongside healthcare who want to stay up-to-date on the trends and issues affecting the sector. Each session is optional – attend all, or pick and choose. But be quick, registration is free of charge and places are limited.
Session 1: Legal Issues Arising in Mental Healthcare
Session 2: Mental Health Across the Age Spectrum
Session 3: Mental Health Stress & Resilience for Healthcare Professionals
Meet our speakers
Dr Stephen Stathis
Dr Maria Boulton