‘The keys to prevention in mental health’ webinar series
Prevention and treatment work hand-in-glove to ‘flatten the curve’ of mental ill-health across the community. While our mental healthcare workforce is clearly defined and relatively strong, our mental health promotion workforce is far less so, and efforts are required to boost this workforce and create career paths for workers with an interest in preventing mental health conditions across the community, or in other population-level mental health initiatives.
This webinar series will look at ways Australia can unlock the potential of prevention in mental health by examining how mental healthcare workers can apply their existing skills and expertise to helping people to stay mentally well, as well as continuing to provide support to people living with a mental health condition and their families and carers.
Please note, these sessions are NOT individual or group telehealth counselling services. If you need mental health support you should contact your GP, go to headtohealth.gov.au or contact Beyond Blue 1300 22 4636.
Review previous sessions
Unlocking mental health nurses’ potential
6.30-7.30pm AEDT Wednesday 14 October
Download the slides ACMHN presentation 14_10_2020
Mental health nurses play a vital role in supporting people living with mental health conditions, and their carers. However, their skills extend beyond direct care. This webinar will discuss the role mental health nurses can play in mental health promotion. We will discuss the current approaches in the promotion of mental health and the prevention of mental health conditions and explore how mental health nurses can get more involved in this rapidly growing field.
Unlocking psychologists’ potential
7pm Tuesday 28 July
Download the slides AAPi presentation 28_07_2020
While most psychologists are involved in providing psychological therapies to people experiencing life difficulties or clinical mental health conditions, others use their skills and expertise in other ways. One growing area of opportunity for psychologists is the primary prevention of mental health conditions. Mental health conditions are not inevitable and there is now good scientific research to show many common conditions can be prevented from occurring. Psychologists are at the forefront of this research and applying these population mental health approaches. This webinar will discuss primary prevention in mental health and the role psychologists play beyond individual mental healthcare, and in this new frontier of psychological practice.