Medical School

Mental Health

Mental Health

Mental Health







The University of Western Australia in association with Medicare Locals presented a one day seminar to provide a forum for discussion and debate around key issues in mental health in Western Australia. The day brought together experts in the field, consumers and stakeholders to discuss current mental health challenges and how we are managing them.

The online recording of the seminar will appeal to all members of the Multidisciplinary Heath Care Team including GPs, physicians, dentists, nurses, optometrists, podiatrists, pharmacists, physiotherapists, Aboriginal Health Workers and other allied health professionals.

The recorded seminar can be purchased to view at your convenience via the online registration.


Topics Include:

  • Patient and carer perspectives
  • Anxiety
  • Adolescent mood disorders
  • Self-harm and suicide
  • Addiction
  • Perinatal mental health
  • Caring for the older Australians: The challenges of mental health
  • Medicare Local programs

Presenter's details

  • Hon Helen Morton MLC : Minister for Mental Health
  • Lyn Mahboub : Richmond Fellowship
  • Professor Hans Stampfer : Joondalup Health Campus
  • Dr Gavin Marsh : General Practitioner
  • Ruth Drake-Brockman : Centrecare, Curtin University
  • Dr Sanjeev Sharma : Consultant Psychiatrist, Swan Adult Mental Health
  • Dr Felice Watt : Consultant Psychiatrist, Head of Department Psychological Medicine
  • Dr Frans Hugo : Consultant Psychiatrist, Armadale Health Service
  • Linda Richardson : Perth Central and East Metro Medicare Local

Continuing Professional Development 

The mental health seminar provides 5.5 active hours of CPD learning and credits with optional online assessment.