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AFPHM Monthly Webinar ǀ Mental Health and the Public Health Interface

15 Feb 2022 at 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Online (12pm - 1pm AEDT and 2pm - 3pm NZDT)

Join us for the next AFPHM Monthly webinar and hear Associate Professor David Mitchell discuss mental health and the public health interface.

There is a growing awareness of the impact of mental illness and the benefits of good mental health. As a psychiatrist working within public mental health services and engaged with both primary care and a myriad of non-government organisations, Associate Professor David Mitchell has relied upon public health frameworks to meet the growing challenges in mental health care.

In this presentation he will review a number of mental health initiatives that he has been involved in. Each case study highlights how a public health perspective can enhances service design and delivery.

There'll be opportunity to stay online after the presentation and network with your fellow trainees.


About the speaker

AFPHM Webinar Series February Associate Prof David MitchellAssociate Professor David Mitchell ǀ MBBS FRACGP MPH FRANZCP AFRACMA

David is a consultant psychiatrist working at the Top End Mental Health Service and an adjunct associate professor at Charles Darwin University, in Darwin. He is also an affiliate of the Black Dog Institute in Sydney and has held research appointments at the Baker IDI Research Institute, Melbourne. His interests are in both education and research.

He has worked with primary health care to enhance the mental health skills of General Practitioner and Allied Health Professionals. He is involved in academic teaching of psychiatry registrars. In particular, scholarly processes and critical appraisal. He is a member of the Royal Australian and New Zealand's College of Psychiatry's National Committee for Continuing Professional Development, the Commonwealth's Clinical Advisory Group to the evaluation of the Better Access Scheme and a Worksafe Victoria Clinical Panellist for psychiatry.

His research interests lie in health system evaluation and the interface of psychiatry and public health. This is augmented by a range of clinical experiences that include having been a commissioned officer in the RAAF, an RFDS Medical officer in Far North Queensland and a remote and rural practitioner. This underpins his interest in veterans and military mental health, transcultural psychiatry and as well as the delivery of health care in remote and rural regions of Australia.

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