Annual Perinatal Infant Mental Health Seminar 2018

Primary care and mental health clinicians are invited to this year's annual St John of God Burwood Hospital seminar focusing on barriers to engaging vulnerable perinatal women, infants and families.

St John of God Burwood Hospital Parents and BabiessEvent details

Date: Friday 2 March 2018

Time: 8.00am to 4.00pm

Location: Novotel Sydney Olympic Park, Olympic Boulevard & Herb Elliot Ave, Sydney Olympic Park NSW

Cost: $190.00 (includes lunch, morning and afternoon tea)

Event program

8.00am - Arrival registration 

8.30am - Welcome by Mark Ayling, St John of God Burwood Hospital Chief Executive Officer

8.45am - Emotional dys regulation, borderline personality sisorder and DBT presented by Dr Ian Smith (Senior Clinical Psychologist St John of God Burwood Hospital)

9.30am - Breaking down barriers: engaging perinatal women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds presented by Dr Anjana Ferns (Perinatal Psychiatrist, South Western Sydney LHD)

10.00am - Engaging young mothers with mental health disorders through headspace presented by Louise Treen and Jenna Mayhew (Clinical Lead and Senior psychologist, headspace, South Eastern Sydney LHD)

10.30am - Morning tea

11.00am - What you need to know about the 2017 National Perinatal Mental Health  Clinical Practice Guideline presented by Prof Marie-Paule Austin (Guideline chair, St John of God Health Care Chair Perinatal and Women’s Mental Health, Director Perinatal Psychiatry, Royal Hospital for Women)

11.30am - NSW PIMH services for vulnerable women and families presented by Melissa Coates (Safestart CNC, South Eastern Sydney LHD)

12.00pm to 1.00pm - Lunch

1.00pm - Workshop for Primary care clinicians (including a coffee break at 2.15pm)

  • The delicate dance of suicide risk assessment and making a safety plan presented by Kerry Haddad (CNS, PIMHS, South Eastern Sydney LHD).
  • Assessing infant safety and action planning in mothers with severe or complex mental illness presented by Drs Tam Luu and Sylvia-Lim Gibson (perinatal psychiatrists at St John of God Burwood Hospital and RHW Perinatal Mental Health Service respectively).
  • Identifying and engaging a woman with emotional dysregulation; simple DBT skills and making a distress tolerance management plan presented byChristina Papas (Psychologist, RHW Perinatal Mental Health Service)
  • Postpartum psychosis - early identification and urgently accessing mental health services presented by Dr Michelle Smith (perinatal psychiatrist, PIMHS South Eastern Sydney LHD & St JOhn of God Burwood Hospital)

 3.45pm - Feedback surveys & close


RSVP: 16th February, 2018
Fax: (02) 9747 5223


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