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  • 10 Mar 2022 9:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Mental Health in a Global Pandemic

    The global COVID pandemic has created rupture and fragmentation in the community on many levels, whether it is within an individual, a family or the broader community.

    These Community Forums are committed to being a platform that will promote community cohesion, providing information and connectedness as we journey together in these unprecedented times.

    You are welcome to attend, either in person or remotely, all Forums or the one/s that are of particular interest to you.

    View booking details on the Community Forums Poster [PDF]

    Thursday 24 March 2022
    Mental Health and Wellbeing

    • Dr George Halasz, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
    • Dr Izaak Lim, Consultant Infant and Child Psychiatrist
    • Jade McLoney, Mental Health Social Worker and Clinical Therapist
    View video replay >>

    Thursday 5 May 2022
    Adolescent Mental Health

    • Dr Claire Cody, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Director at The Village Clinic
    • Dr Jacinta Bleeser, Clinical Psychologist
    • Deb Mountjoy, National Family and Friends Clinical Advisor, Headspace
    View video replay >>

    Thursday 26 May 2022
    Anxiety and Depression

    • Dr Olivia Rimington, previously a GP, currently a Psychiatry Registrar
    • Dr Lori Shore, Clinical Psychologist
    View video replay >>

    Thursday 9 June 2022
    Drugs, Alcohol and Gambling Issues

    • Dr Eli Kotler, Consultant Psychiatrist & Medical Director, Malvern Private Hospital
    • Dr Vicky Phan, Addiction Psychiatrist, Turning Point
    • Name TBC, A person with lived experience
    View video replay >>
  • 21 Feb 2022 2:02 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Navigating the Mental Health System - for GPs and Clinicians

    We are delighted to announce the launch of the 2022 Community Mental Health Forums, a series of forums designed to promote community wellbeing and cohesion. These are funded by a grant from Westgate Neighbour Fund, without which, these would not be possible. 

    The series of community forums will promote wellbeing and connection for community members; and foster community and professional connections for health professionals working in the western region of Melbourne.

    There are five forums in total.

    The first forum on Thursday 3 March at 6:30pm, is for GPs, clinicians and anyone working in the mental health space. The invitation in the link below, includes registration details. We encourage members to share the invitation with their networks, as any clinician who is interested in understanding more about navigating the mental health system, will benefit from this session.  This session will be available in person and online.

    Registration is essential and registrations are filling up fast. We would encourage all members to forward this invitation as they see fit. Registration is free.

    Mental Health Forums -110222.pdf

    It's exciting for Westgate Health Cooperative to lead this important, strategic and timely community initiative. We appreciate your support as we seek to continue to positively impact health in our community.

    More information about how to register for the following four forums, which are open to the general public, will be forwarded to you shortly.

    If you have any questions please email

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