R U OK Day: Local Health Professional Networking Event

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15 Mason Street

Newport, VIC 3015


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We would like to warmly welcome you to this professional networking event. This invite is extended to GPs, psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, specialist doctors, all allied health, youth workers and organisations directly involved in mental health services.

In light of recent reports suggesting health professionals are not likely to seek help because of professional consequence for doing so. We would like to get together on

R U OK Day and discuss some important keys to sustaining a happy and long career.

Our speakers are specialised in the area of mental health and will shed light on recognising the signs of burnout and vicarious trauma. It is time to continue the discussion of looking after our own mental health as well as that of our clients.

We strongly believe that building connections and sense of community goes a long way to supporting both ourselves as health professionals and our clients.


Dr Darra Murphy – General Practitioner – EMDR institute trainer.


Dr Darra Murphy is the Chair of the psychological Medicine Working Group of the RACGP and is the immediate Past President of the Australian Society for Psychological Medicine and recently helped to develop a Basic Training program in Focused Psychological Strategies for GPs.

He first trained in EMDR therapy with Sigmund Burzynski and Anthony Smith in 1999. He took supervision from Sigmund between 2005-2010 and became an EMDR Institute Facilitator in 2015.

He has spent 25 years in rural general practice with a special interest in mental health and the past 13 years in Yarraville with a major focus on mental health and psychotherapy.

He is passionate about bringing EMDR therapy to more professionals and will offer invaluable information on understanding mental health, EMDR therapy and what we can do to look after ourselves.

Dr Benjamin Chia - Consultant Psychiatrist - Hobsons Bay Clinic


Ben is a consultant psychiatrist in private practice at Hobsons Bay Clinic, South Kingsville. He previously worked as a psychiatrist at St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne on the acute inpatient unit where clinician burnout was common and there was a growing incidence of staff being the victim of abuse and assault by patients.

He is passionate about health professional mental health and has recently lived through colleagues and patients of his dying from suicide. He maintains an interest in mentoring psychiatry trainees and offers mental health support to doctors who work at St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne

Carly Cameron – Psychologist – Aspire Health and Psychology

BBehSc (Hons), MAPS, PhD Candidate

Carly Cameron is a psychologist at Aspire Health and Psychology, and approved supervisor with the Psychology Board of Australia. She is also the Director at Bend Consulting providing training, supervision and consultancy to individuals and organisations regarding trauma-informed practice. She is passionate about delivering high quality evidence-based training and workshops, with a particular interest in the impact that working with trauma has on practitioners, systems and organisations.

Carly’s previous experience includes working at the Lighthouse Foundation as the Clinical Care Manager, and as Director of the Lighthouse Institute. She has worked as a psychologist in Australia and the UK in community-based settings, secure psychiatric settings, child protection, foster and kinship care, and as a clinician in private practice. She lectures on a casual basis at Victoria University and is also currently completing a PhD at Murdoch University in the area of Attachment and Psychopathology.


Event: R U OK Day: Local Health Professional Networking Event

Date: Thursday 14th September 2017

Time: 7pm -8:45pm

Where: Newport Community Hub

3/15 Mason St, Newport VIC 3015

For further information please call Aspire Health and Pscyhology on (03) 9391 9866

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