Psychological Distress: Approaches to support the wellbeing of health workers
This webinar will invite NCAHA members to consider how Allied Health professionals manage interventions with someone in psychological distress as well as recognizing how such distress may impact on our own life-work balance. The presenters will bring their particular interests and experiences to the discussion, describing the ‘healthiness’ of work place, work practice and work force.
The NCAHA webinar in acknowledging the complexity of situations will look for the factors that support mental health and wellbeing, and those that place people at further risk. The presenters have been invited to share their observations and describe approaches that are promising.
About Beth Fuller:
Beth has worked across the North and Mid North Coast and in the Hunter and Sydney, largely in the public system. As well as physiotherapy positions (generalist, disability & aged care sectors) Beth has held positions in public health and behavioural medicine. Her somewhat eclectic mix of qualifications (PhD, MPH, Grad Dip Phys & BSc) have given a framework for research and teaching. Beth enjoys collaborating with others, preferring a strengths-based approach that builds resilience and helps people navigate through the various systems in which people live and work.
After many decades focused on injury prevention Beth is now motivated by the transfer of knowledge and how to position at key life stage transition points to consider mental health, well-being, resilience and connection to community.
Beth is currently on the APA National Group on Mental Health and Chair the APA NSW Mental Health Group. Locally the mix of advocacy roles with the MNC LHD gives a platform to look at systemic issues. These days Beth’s input is as a volunteer and she is an active member of several groups including Mental Health, Falls Prevention and provides a voice on the Consumer Reference Group and the Complex Care Committee.
Beth has enjoyed meeting up with the NCAHA and welcomes the interdisciplinary collective voice.
Beth’s ‘re-bound’ to Kempsey 5 years ago has allowed her to be near her parents as they are healthily-ageing. Beth is currently up-skilling with some DIY and garden projects (disappearing into the Bunnings-vortex) and learning croquet!
About Ryan McGrath:
Ryan L. McGrath is an early-career research completing a PhD at Charles Sturt University exploring physiotherapy encounters with clients experiencing psychological distress. Ryan also works clinically with clients who are refugees, with a significant number of his clients being survivors of torture. Last year Ryan published a paper on the experiences of physiotherapists with clients experiencing suicidal thoughts and behaviours. Ryan hopes that his research will help physiotherapists and other ‘physical’ health professionals become more active in the area of mental health. Ryan also hopes to contribute to the growing body of research which challenges the mind-body dichotomy that exists in healthcare today,
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Join us on Tue 27 April, 6pm to 7pm
This is an ONLINE event and the Zoom link will be sent to you upon registration.