Oct 25
Child And Adolescent Mental Health On The Agenda In Dubbo

Working with families affected by trauma will be one of the topics for discussion at the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Education Day to be held in Dubbo tomorrow (Friday 26 October).

Dubbo Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) in conjunction with the Childrens Hospital at Westmead will offer training to staff and Non-Government Organisations.

Dubbo CAMHS Team Leader, Karen Lennox, said the training day will be a unique opportunity to hear from senior clinicians and learn more about innovative advances in the field of Child and Adolescent Mental Health.

"More than 75 people have registered for the free training opportunity.

"We are particularly excited to hear from leading psychiatrist, Dr Dossetor who will be talking about working with disabilities and the role of the clinician, and also Senior Clinical Specialist Social Worker Sue Foley, who will be talking about working with families affected by trauma." Ms Lennox said.

Ms Lennox said the training will also be a great networking opportunity.

"Its a great chance for mental health workers within the wider community to gather and meet one and other.

"We will be able to share ideas and innovations and deliver improvements in the way we care for the mental health of children and adolescents in our communities," said Ms Lennox.

 

The training will be held at the Dubbo RSL on Friday 26 October from 10am.

Media is welcome to attend the training please contact Karen Lennox on 6881 4000 for more information or to confirm your attendance.