Webinar: Managing the physical health of people with co-occurring mental and substance use disorders

Webinar: Managing the physical health of people with co-occurring mental and substance use disorders

Date:
5 Dec 2017
Location:
Webinar
Contact:
Dr Christina Marel (c.marel@unsw.edu.au)
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Dr Christina Marel and A/Prof Katherine Mills will be presenting a webinar on "Managing the physical health of people with co-occurring mental and substance use disorders".

The webinar is a CPD event hosted by the Central and Eastern Sydney Primary Health Network (CESPHN) on Tuesday 21 November 2017, from 7:00pm - 8:00pm AEST.

This webinar will provide a basic overview of comorbidity, including an introduction to physical health. Behavioural risk factors, metabolic syndrome, and medication interactions will be discussed, in addition to consideration of the reluctance of some health care providers to address behavioural risk factors. Barriers to behavioural change, strategies to increase motivation, and collaborating and engaging with external services will be discussed.

Key learning outcomes:

  • Improved understanding of behavioural risk factors and metabolic syndrome among people with comorbidity;
  • Understanding of ways to overcome patient and practitioner barriers to address physical health and lifestyle factors;
  • Improved understanding of need for collaboration and techniques to facilitate coordinated care.

For more information see the attached PDF.

To register click here

Contact for inquiries: 
Dr Christina Marel (c.marel@unsw.edu.au)