Sexual violence is a major social and public health issue affecting one in five Australian women, as well as many men, transgender and gender-diverse individuals. Defined broadly as any non-consensual sexual act, sexual violence is associated with a range of serious physical, reproductive and psychological outcomes. As a consequence, many victim/survivors of sexual violence present to healthcare providers, seeking support either directly or indirectly. Despite this, many clinicians do not feel confident in identifying, asking about or addressing sexual violence in their patients.
In this webinar, we will explore the impacts of sexual violence on health and wellbeing, and focus on how healthcare providers can provide support that promotes healing and recovery. In the current #metoo climate, it is expected that disclosures of sexual violence will become increasingly prevalent, reinforcing the need for healthcare providers to be equipped to competently respond to this issue.
- Understand the impact of sexual violence on patients mental health
- Identify when sexual violence may underpin mental health symptoms and how to ask if patients have experienced sexual violence
- Understand the role of general practitioners in referring and treating survivors of sexual violence
- Identify appropriate eMental Health resources that can be used with survivors of sexual violence
- Recognise the impact that the issue of sexual violence may have on your own emotional health
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, 1pm AEST 24th June 2021
- Thursday, 8pm AEST 24th 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.