People who study and work in healthcare settings are particularly susceptible to anxiety and depression. Healthcare settings therefore provide a unique opportunity to direct preventive strategies for anxiety and depression towards those who may need more support.
Representatives from Everymind, the Black Dog Institute, Orygen – the National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health, the Australian Medical Association (AMA), the Australian Medical Students’ Association (AMSA), Doctors’ Health, United Synergies, and doctors-in-training, are overseeing an extensive consultation process to guide the development of a framework for preventing anxiety and depression among those studying and working in healthcare settings. These consultations involve medical students and doctors as well as leaders and other key stakeholders in the medical sector.
The resulting framework will guide strategic and coordinated action for preventing and tackling mental ill-health and suicide in medical students, doctors, and others who are studying and working in healthcare settings.
Jaelea Skehan is an internationally respected leader in the prevention of mental illness and the prevention of suicide. Jaelea is passionate about translating evidence into practice and building the capacity of individuals, families, organisations and communities to be involved in mental health and suicide prevention.
Dr Gavin Hazel is dedicated to creating and sharing knowledge that helps children, families, and the professionals who support them. Gavin’s work focuses on the development, implementation and evaluation of evidence-informed resources, practices, and professional education.
Sally is a developmental and clinical psychologist who is passionate about understanding the factors that contribute to the mental health and wellbeing of all Australians. She is particularly passionate about translating this knowledge into evidence-based programs that focus on children and families