Do you work in a hospital, in primary care, or in the community? Do you regularly care for people with a concurrent mental illness? Even if you are highly experienced in your speciality, are you confident in your knowledge of common mental health conditions? Many people who suffer from a mental illness will be admitted into a hospital or will enter a primary care clinic. Attend this conference to better understand:
Mythbusting borderline personality disorder
When trauma lingers – a look at PTSD
The unsavoury effects of antipsychotic medications
Your practical guide to taking a drug and alcohol history
How to reduce your level of unconscious bias
Calling time on wine o'clock and much, much more…
Get Event Alerts Set a reminder email for this event
Success! You have successfully subscribed to receive updates for
Perth Mental Health Conference!
Need for Program
People who enter a general healthcare setting with a physical health complication and have a concurrent mental illness must receive comprehensive care. The ability of nurses and other health professionals to provide holistic health care to all people with a co-existing mental illness is highly dependent on a sound knowledge base. There is a timely need for an evidence-based update on a range of common mental health disorders and conditions so that health professionals are better positioned and informed to support a person with a mental illness.
Purpose of Program
To provide nurses and other health professionals who work across a range of general healthcare settings with a comprehensive update on common mental illnesses so as to improve a person’s health outcomes.
Your learning outcomes:
Give a trauma-informed approach to people in your care who have a concurrent mental illness
Improve your understanding of mental illness to result in greater patient satisfaction in general healthcare environments
Provide a feeling of safety and security to people hospitalised with a physical health complication who have a concurrent mental illness as a result of practical techniques being employed
Establish clear personal boundaries and maintain them to promote a strong, safe therapeutic alliance