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Focus on Physical Health - Virtual Learning

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This is a free event designed for members of the public clinical mental health workforce in Victoria, (staff employed at Area Mental Health Services, Forensicare or mental health staff from RCH). For example, a social worker working in mental health at Austin Health. Staff from MHCSSs, ACCHOs, AOD or other partner organisations may also attend. Please note, if you do register for this event and it is not clear you are part of the intended audience, your registration will be confirmed two weeks prior to the event start date, or earlier.

Focus on physical health is a full day, online event for people working in the mental health sector. Experts in the fields of sexual health, diabetes, cardiovascular health and mental health and motivational interviewing will deliver 30 - 60 minutes presentations. The day will begin with an introduction from a consumer and a carer and an updated on the Equally Well in Victoria - Physical Health Framework. There will be a panel discussion at the end of the day with our expert presenters.

This event will cover:

  • Physical and mental health care through the lens of a consumer and a carer
  • An update on the Equally Well in Victoria - Physical Health Framework
  • Sexual Health
  • Diabetes and metabolic monitoring
  • Motivational interviewing and physical health
  • Cardiovascular and related mortality inequalities
  • Physical health and psychotropic medications
  • Panel discussion

Delivery Mode – Full Day Virtual Training Session

This course is delivered online. Sessions are hosted via Zoom.


This event is facilitated by the Centre for Mental Health Learning. Presenters on the day include:

Henrique Van-Dunem - CMHL Consumer LEW Leadership Development Officer

Ali Noura - CMHL Family/Carer Workforce Project Lead

Frances Sanders - Senior Project Officer Office of the Chief Mental Health Nurse

Chris Quinn - Clinical Nurse Consultant, Forensicare

Teresa Kelly - Credentialed MH nurse, PhD Candidate CMHN

Lin Chen - Clinical Nurse Educator Austin

Vivian - RPN Mercy Mental Health

Jeffrey Weitzel - OT, CMHL Learning and Practice Development Coordinator

Viandro Borja - Lead Pharmacist - Alfred Mental and Addiction Health program Psychotropic Drug Advisory Service

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The CMHL is the central agency for public mental health, including lived experience, workforce development in Victoria.

The CMHL is the central agency which connects, collects and shares information, tools, resources and expertise created through DHHS investment to ensure skills and knowledge are shared widely, and mental health workers at every stage of their career have the opportunity to grow their leadership capabilities.


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