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Primary Care, Older Persons and Mental Health
Join this panel of interdisciplinary experts for a discussion about the interplay of issues related to ageing including, but not limited to, ageing related chronic health and mental health as well as the impact of loneliness, grief, social; and the merits, challenges and opportunities in providing collaborative interdisciplinary care to older people grappling with age related health and/or mental health issues.

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

  • describe the complex relationship and interplay between ageing related issues including but not limited to mental and physical health, grief, loss and social isolation 
  • describe the challenges, merits and opportunities in evidence-based approaches deemed most effective in treating and supporting older people with mental and/or, physical health and/or psychosocial issues
  • better target referrals, as a result of improved  understanding of the role of different disciplines, for older people with mental and physical health and/or psychosocial issues.

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Review the panel of interdisciplinary experts' bios.:

  • Professor Susan Kurrie (Geriatrician, New South Wales)
  • Dr Rod McKay (Psychiatrist, New South Wales)
  • Mr Chris Hall (Psychologist, Victoria)


  • Dr Stephen Ginsborg (General Practitioner, New South Wales)


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