Refugees face a number of complex challenges in daily life due to forced migration on top of grief, loss and traumatic experiences. Health professionals, particularly those in the General Practice setting, play an important role in recognising, discussing and addressing mental health problems in refugees.
In this webinar we explore how health professionals can best support patients who are refugees, and the importance of understanding cross cultural differences in the understanding and presentation of mental illness. We will discuss the experiences and expectations of migrants navigating the Australian healthcare system, along with the factors which influence help seeking among refugees.
- Explain complex challenges experienced by refugees, including the prevalence of mental health problems
- Understand the role of culture in shaping individuals understanding and presentation of mental illness
- Explain factors which influence help seeking behaviour among migrants and refugees with mental health problems
- Understand the importance of cultural understanding and a person-centred approach when working cross culturally
The Webinar Series
The webinar series examines some of the online mental health treatment programs that GPs and Allied Health Professionals need to know about, focusing on evidence-based programs that have been developed in Australia. The evidence around the efficacy and usefulness of different programs will be discussed along with practical aspects of using the programs.
- Thursday, 8pm AEST 17th June 2021
GPs and GP registrars, psychologists and allied mental health practitioners, in fact any health professional with an interest in improving outcomes for patients with mental health conditions.