WEEK 4:
Personal Environment 2:

Mental Health

Schedule
Week 4-1 Presentations

Environmental Disruptors in Mental Health
Dr Sanjeev Sharma

An Integrative Approach to Mental Health
Dr Shankardev Saraswati

Australian Disasters: Mental Health Impacts of Bushfires, then COVID 19
Shona Whitton
Australian Red Cross: 

Psychedelic-Assisted Therapies for Mental Illness – It's Coming and You Need to Know About It!
Tania de Jong & Dr Alana Roy

Week 4-2 Presentations

The Impact of Technology on Mental Health 
Dr Tim Ewer 

Helping Parents, Kids and Teens To Conquer Worry, Manage Anxiety and Build Mind Strength
Dr Jodie Lowinger

The Positivity Prescription
Dr Suzy Green







Week 4-3 Presentations

Children's Mental Health: PANDAS
Dr Robyn Cosford

Boosting Children's Immunity
Dr Leila Mason

How to Stress-Proof Your Child (Available 4th June)
Dr Elisa Song



 






Panel Discussion

PANEL: Who Cares for the Carers?


Moderator:
 Dr Tracy Chandler


Panel:
Dr Sanjeev Sharma
Dr Kaylene Evers
Leah Bisiani
Dr Shankardev Saraswati









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Dr Shankardev Saraswatī
An Integrative Approach to Mental
Health
There is no one definition for mental health in integrative medicine. It focuses on understanding mental illness within a bio-psycho-social-spiritual (consciousness/soul) perspective and from both Western and Eastern models. There are many models that can be used to understand what a mind is, what a healthy mind is, and what happens in mental illness.

An evidence-based approach often appears to strive towards a one-size fits all methodology. However, in reality, the complexity of mental illness, and the endless variety of people and personalities we meet in clinical practice means that we need to be somewhat flexible and creative if we are not to further traumatize patients by fitting them in a rigid model.
Tania de Jong AM
Psychedelic Therapies for Mental Illness – It's Coming So You Need to Know About It.
In the quest for new treatment options for mental illness and psychiatric disorders, attention is being paid to the potential role of psychedelic drugs as adjuncts to psychotherapy for a wide array of maladies of the mind, including depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder and some addictions. With trials now also underway for dementia, OCD and eating disorders, this keynote session will discuss the evidence for psychedelic-assisted therapy and investigate the potential applications of this novel therapy. 

Mind Medicine Australia is an Australian registered charity (with DGR 1 status) seeking to broaden the treatment paradigm available to medical practitioners and their patients and improve treatment effectiveness by establishing, safe, accessible and effective Psychedelic Assisted Therapies in Australia for major Mental Illnesses.
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