Supporting Mental Health is one of Cystic Fibrosis Australia's key objectives
Living with a chronic disease is difficult at the best of times, add in the additional stresses of everyday life – like holding down a job, paying bills, raising a family, plus heartbreaking life moments like losing friends and family members, drug affordability and consistent monitoring of your health and it’s no wonder that many chronic diseases are now extended to show their impact on mental health and general wellbeing.
It is extremely important that health professionals in Australian CF Clinics are qualified and well trained in identifying and caring for people with cystic fibrosis (CF) and a mental health condition. We also believe there is so much information that should be made available for people with CF, their families, carers, and friends.
In November 2018, we were lucky to bring two exceptional mental health professionals from the United States – Alexandra Quittner (Miami) and Anna Georgiopolous (Boston) to Australia to brief our community and to train our health professionals across the country in CF-specific mental health.
Documents and Resources
Please find below documents and resources referred to in the Mental Health Roadshow available online. Please choose below for materials relating to Community or Clinic sessions.
If you or someone you know is in crisis and needs help now, call triple zero (000).
You can also call Lifeline on 13 11 14 – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.