Community of Practice Session
The next session of our popular community of practice series is coming up next week on September 20, from 6:30 – 8:00 pm. Delivered in partnership with Mental Health Professionals’ Network, the session will dig into a hot topic: the role of diagnosis in managing trauma and complex trauma. With representatives from clinical psychology, psychiatry, general practice, mental health social work, and lived experience, the session includes a panel discussion on the role of diagnosis in trauma that will consider these questions as well as provide a group Q&A. If you’re a mental health practitioner and haven’t yet signed up to join us, then you can do so here. As well as hearing from our expert panel members, you’ll have the chance to contribute your own experience as we flesh out important considerations in the diagnosis and treatment of trauma.
Launching next month and in partnership with MHPN, our new podcast series will target clinicians working with emergency services personnel. Hosted by Clinical Psychologist Professor Mark Creamer, there will be four podcast episodes emerging over the next six months and will include interviews with researchers – including Professor David Lawrence, co-author and lead researcher of the Answering the Call study, expert clinicians such as Dr Patricia Watson (20 years at the US Centre for PTSD), emergency workers who have experienced mental health adversity, and family members of emergency workers.
Our last Responder Assist launch video was so popular that we decided to keep a good thing rolling! Over the last few months, we’ve been hard at work putting together some targeted Responder Assist videos. Keep an eye out for videos focusing on our Responder Assist clinic, our Responder Assist training for clinicians, engaging friends and family in emergency worker mental health, as well as how to look after yourself by planning for adversity. And speaking of which, there’s more happening with this last video too, including resources and guidance on creating your own personalised mental health plan – launching soon on social media!
We hope that this gives you a taste of what’s to come on Responder Assist. Keep an eye out on socials for all the details on these projects and more!