Upcoming events

18 Apr
Physical health

This webinar will provide an overview of current models of care and lifestyle interventions for people experiencing mental ill health.

20 Apr
Physical health, Younger persons mental health

This session will cover topics such as: principles of psychotropic prescribing practice in childhood & adolescence, commonly used psychotropic drugs...

31 May
Physical health

Equally Well in Victoria was released in 2019 by the Department of Health and Human services as a framework for Victorian mental health services to...

Other learning opportunities


The physical care of people with a mental health problem is increasingly recognised as an essential part of their overall care, and has become a major...


Enduring or chronic physical health conditions frequently have an impact on mental health and wellbeing. Mental health practitioners need to be able...


People with mental illness experience physical health problems at a far higher rate than the rest of the community, and without intervention can...

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