Lives unaffected by cystic fibrosis

Mental Health Roadshow

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 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. 

We are delighted 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. They will also be establishing the Mental Health Trial that will commence after the Roadshow in Newcastle.  

Sessions will be held in Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Newcastle, Adelaide and Sydney and are free to attend (pre-registration is required). One session is for the community (parents and carers). There are also two sessions for CF Centre staff including an Introduction session for all CF Centre staff and an Advanced Training Session for staff directly involved in mental health support, diagnosis and interventions. 

Infection control guidelines allow us to have one person with CF at each event. With this in mind, some sessions for the CF Community will be streamed to ensure people with CF and those who live too far away can still participate in the training.

Don't forget, registration is essential. Sessions without enough registrations may be cancelled.

Registration details are below.

Queensland

  • Brisbane Community, Parents and Carers Session
    6-8pm, 7 November 2018
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  • Brisbane CF Clinic Staff Introduction Session
    9am-12pm, 8 November 2018
    This session is open to all CF clinic staff and is a more general mental health course.
    Register now>
  • Brisbane CF Clinic Advanced Training Session
    12:30-3:30pm, 8 November 2018
    Session two is a more specialised course and focuses on how you will manage a mental health assessment and interventions within a CF clinic. It is for Psychologists, Psychiatrist, social workers, allied health and nursing staff with qualifications in mental health. NOTE: all of those who attend session two, must have previously attended session one. 
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Victoria

  • Melbourne Community, Parents and Carers Session
    9-11am, Saturday 10 November 2018
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  • Melbourne CF Clinic Staff Introduction Session
    9am-12pm, Friday 9 November 2018
    This session is open to all CF clinic staff and is a more general mental health course.
    Register now>
  • Melbourne CF Clinic Advanced Training Session
    12:30-3:30pm, Friday 9 November 2018
    Session two is a more specialised course and focuses on how you will manage a mental health assessment and interventions within a CF clinic. It is for Psychologists, Psychiatrist, social workers, allied health and nursing staff with qualifications in mental health. NOTE: all of those who attend session two, must have previously attended session one. 
    Register now>

Western Australia

  • Perth Community, Parents and Carers Session
    6-8pm, Sunday 11 November
    Register now>
  • Perth CF Clinic Staff Introduction Session
    9am-12pm, Monday 12 November
    This session is open to all CF clinic staff and is a more general mental health course.
    Register now>
  • Perth CF Clinic Advanced Training Session
    12:30-3:30pm, Monday 12 November
    Session two is a more specialised course and focuses on how you will manage a mental health assessment and interventions within a CF clinic. It is for Psychologists, Psychiatrist, social workers, allied health and nursing staff with qualifications in mental health. NOTE: all of those who attend session two, must have previously attended session one. 
    Register now>

South Australia

  • Adelaide Community, Parents and Carers Session
    6-8pm, Thursday 15 November 2018
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  • Adelaide CF Clinic Staff Introduction Session
    9am-12pm, Friday 16 November 2018
    This session is open to all CF clinic staff and is a more general mental health course.
    Register now>
  • Adelaide CF Clinic Advanced Training Session
    12:30pm-3:30pm, Friday 16 November 2018
    Session two is a more specialised course and focuses on how you will manage a mental health assessment and interventions within a CF clinic. It is for Psychologists, Psychiatrist, social workers, allied health and nursing staff with qualifications in mental health. NOTE: all of those who attend session two, must have previously attended session one. 
    Register now>

New South Wales (Sydney and Newcastle)

  • Sydney Community, Parents and Carers Session
    6-8pm, Tuesday 20 November 2018
    Register now>
  • Sydney CF Clinic Staff Introduction Session
    9am-12pm, Monday 19 November 2018
    This session is open to all CF clinic staff and is a more general mental health course.
    Register now>
  • Sydney CF Clinic Advanced Training Session
    12:30-3:30pm, Monday 19 November 2018
    Session two is a more specialised course and focuses on how you will manage a mental health assessment and interventions within a CF clinic. It is for Psychologists, Psychiatrist, social workers, allied health and nursing staff with qualifications in mental health. NOTE: all of those who attend session two, must have previously attended session one. 
    Register now>

 

  • Newcastle Community, Parents and Carers Session
    6-8pm, Tuesday 13 November 2018
    Register now>
  • Newcastle CF Clinic Staff Introduction Session
    9am-12pm, Wednesday 14 November 2018
    This session is open to all CF clinic staff and is a more general mental health course.
    Register now>
  • Newcastle CF Clinic Advanced Training Session
    12:30-3:30pm, Wednesday 14 November
    Session two is a more specialised course and focuses on how you will manage a mental health assessment and interventions within a CF clinic. It is for Psychologists, Psychiatrist, social workers, allied health and nursing staff with qualifications in mental health. NOTE: all of those who attend session two, must have previously attended session one. 
    Register now>

 

With thanks

The Mental Health Roadshow has been made possible through the generous support of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and LJ Hooker Foundation. 

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Details

  • Various
  • 07/11/2018 - 21/11/2018
  • 06:00 PM - 06:00 PM