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Grief, Loss, Older People and Mental Health: An Interdisciplinary Response
Join our panel of interdisciplinary experts for a discussion about mental health in older people who are experiencing grief and loss. This webinar is part of the Working Better Together Online Conference 2019 hosted by the Mental Health Professionals' Network.

Watch this facilitated panel discussion of Carmen's story to be better equipped to:

• describe the complex relationship between grief and loss, mental health and aging as well as the risk factors for and warning signs of mental illness in older persons experiencing grief and loss
• describe the challenges, merits and opportunities in evidence-based approaches deemed most effective in treating and supporting older people with mental health issues

• better target referrals for older people with mental health issues as a result of improved  understanding of the role of different disciplines.   


Panel List

Review the panel of interdisciplinary experts’ bios.:

  • Dr Cathy Andronis (General Practitioner, Victoria)
  • Dr Rod McKay (Psychiatrist, New South Wales)
  • Mr Chris Hall (Psychologist, Victoria)


  • Dr Ebonney van der Meer (General Practitioner, Queensland)


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