Prof. Peter Barlis to speak at Bushfire Support Forum for Mental Health Foundation Australia

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Melbourne Professors Peter Barlis and Greg Murray have been announced as panellists for the Bushfire Mental Health Support Forum at Lakes Entrance, Victoria, on Monday 24th February 2020.

Prof. Barlis is an internationally recognised Interventional Cardiologist with the Northern and St Vincent’s Hospitals in Victoria and Professor of Medicine with the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry & Health Sciences, at the University of Melbourne. Prof Greg Murray is currently a Research Leader in Psychology, and Deputy Director of the Centre for Mental Health at Swinburne University, also practicing as clinical psychologist. 

Both Prof. Barlis and Prof. Greg Murray will be representing the Mental Health Foundation Australia and provide expert advice and guidance for people affected by the recent bushfire tragedy.

The forum will work to coordinate the collaborative efforts of community members, parents, support workers, carers, local experts and mental health providers etc. to meet urgent and long-term needs of those affected.

The forum will also feature a survey and along with the information received through discussion, relevant outcomes will be established based on the established needs.

The Mental Health Foundation Australia have provided a list of desired outcomes for the forum.

  • Educate and provide relevant referral to the community in partnership with other services and organisations.
  • Work with local mental health organisations and experts to the local population to educate and alleviate the understanding surrounding acceptance and better mental health. 
  • Gauge the need and establish Support Groups, Community Education talks in the local region.
  • Develop community support groups as required.

You can find registration details of the event here: https://www.trybooking.com/BHYUF

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