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For more information on previous or upcoming ECHO sessions, please contact Lisa.Pearson@gvhealth.org.au

Hepatitis C and other Infections among consumers of drug, alcohol & mental health services

22 February 2024

Topic: Sexual health initiatives in the Goulburn Valley region: Implications for the addiction & mental health services
Presenter: Dr Dave Evans – PhD Senior Health Promotion Manager – University of Melbourne 

Resources:

15 February 2024

Topic: Improving testing and treatment for BBV’s among people who inject drugs: Experience from the Richmond Medically Supervised Injecting Room
Presenter: Mr Bradley Whitton – Integrated Community Hepatitis CNC Medically supervised Injecting Room Richmond 

Resources:

8 February 2024

Topic: Sexual Health in the GV region: How to Speak to Your Patient About Hepatitis C testing & treatment
Presenter: Katelouise Howard, Sexual Health CNC, GV Health Liver Clinic & Community Sexual Health

Resources:

1 February 2024

Topic: Blood-borne Viruses Among People who Inject Drugs: The Public Health Context
Presenter: – Dr Vinay Menon – Clinical Lead, Goulburn Valley Public Health Unit

Resources:

 Families

14 December 2023

Topic: Marram-Ngala Ganbu (Koori Family Hearing Day)
Presenter: Kristen Bell – Children’s Court Victoria

7 December 2023

Topic: FaPMI and CHAMPS
Presenter: Peta Kelly – GV Health 

Resources:

30 November 2023

Topic: Parenting With a Mental Illness
Presenter: Shantell Smith – GV Health 

23 November 2023

Topic: Healthy Mums, Healthy Babies
Presenter: Debhrina Fuller – GV Health 

16 November 2023

Topic: Understanding the Benefits of Including Families in Practice
Presenter: Rowena Jonas – Wellways 

Resources:

9 November 2023

Topic: Growing Up with a Parent who has a Mental Illness (Young carer lived experience)
Presenter: Jodie Hinton 

Resources:

  •  https://smartrecoveryaustralia.com.au/
  • https://www.heartfoundation.org.au/bundles/support/cardiac-rehabilitation
  • https://www.gvhealth.org.au/our-services/community-health/health-coaching/
2 November 2023

Topic: The Trusted Voice of Families, Carers and Supporters
Presenter: Andrew Tomlinson – Tandem

Resources:

  • Hume Connect Centre Phone 1800 527 129 humefclc@gatewayhealth.org.au  
  •  At SHARC we provide Family Support Groups which are extremely beneficial, where families can be with like minded people.  We run Breakthrough Online Sessions and a Program called InFocus for education purposes.  Call our Helpline on 1800 660 068
26 October 2023

Topic: Protecting Children with Parents who use Drugs
Presenter: Ms Judith WilsonDFFH Child Protection

Resources:

19 October 2023

Topic: Supporting Families to Have the Conversation About Addiction
Presenter: Mr Robert CampbellSHARC – Self Help Advocacy Resource Centre

Resources:

12 October 2023

Topic: Community Child Protection – Unborn Child
Presenter: Ms Judith Wilson – DFFH – Child Protection

5 October 2023

Topic: Putting Families First
Presenter: Ms Gemma Russo – OzChild

14 September 2023

Topic: Families Where a Parent Experiences Mental Illness (FaPMI)
Presenter: Ms Hanna Jewel – The Bouverie Centre LaTrobe University

Resources:

7 September 2023

Topic: Mental Health and Families
Presenter: Associate Professor Brendan O’Hanlon – The Bouverie Centre LaTrobe University

Benzodiazepines

31 August 2023

Topic: Alcohol Withdrawal – Do I Have to Use Diazepine
Presenter: Professor Edward Ogden – Goulburn Valley Health

24 August 2023

Topic: – My Benzo Story
Presenter: Ms Natalie Corrigan – Reconnexion

Resources:

  • https://www.reconnexion.org.au/ – Treatment, support and information about benzodiazepine dependency and withdrawal, anxiety, insomnia and depression.
  • https://www.emcdda.europa.eu/news/2021/6/report-highlights-public-health-risks-and-increasing-availability-designer-benzodiazepines-europe_en 
17 August 2023

Topic: Benzodiazepines Do They Cause Cognitive Impairment?
Presenter: Associate Professor Ravi Bhat – Goulburn Valley Health

10 August 2023

Topic: Reconnexion’s Benzodiazepine Withdrawal Program
Presenter: Mr Henrique SallesReconnexion

3 August 2023

Topic: Benzodiazepam & their Equivalence Conversion and Impact on Patient Care
Presenter: Dr Andrew LamGoulburn Valley Health

27 July 2023

Topic: Benzodiazepines Which One When and Why?
Presenter: Associate Professor Ravi BhatGoulburn Valley Health

20 July 2023

Topic: New Model of Care for Victorian Adult Prisoners
Presenter: Ms Penny FrancisDepartment of Justice & Corrections Services

13 July 2023

Topic: Statewide Centre of Addiction and Mental Health
Presenter: Dr Shalini ArunogiriStatewide Centre of Addiction and Mental Health

Complications of Intravenous Drug Use

22 June 2023

Topic: Infecting Your Heart
Presenter: Dr Shane Nanayakkara Interventional and Structural Cardiologist

15 June 2023

Topic: Homelessness and Outreach
Presenter: Ms Heather LorymanGoulburn Valley Health

8 June 2023

Topic: – Needle and Syringe Program
Presenter: Ms Stephanie TzanetisPenington Institute

1 June 2023

Topic: Hep C Marching Forward!!
Presenter: Ms Christine Biesiekierski Goulburn Valley Health

25 May 2023

Topic: Stigma and Advocacy – The Power of Words
Presenter: Matthew Corbett Self Help Addiction Resource Centre SHARC

18 May 2023

Topic: Drug Induced Psychosis
Presenter: Dr Andrew Lam Goulburn Valley Health

11 May 2023

Topic: – Severe Substance Disorder Treatment Act
Presenter: Professor Edward Ogden Goulburn Valley Health

4 May 2023

Topic: The Feel of the Steel
Presenter: Ms Amelia BergSelf Help Addiction Resource Centre SHARC

27 April 2023

Topic: Blood Borne Virus
Presenter: Ms Suzanne WallisGoulburn Valley Health

Patients and the System

  • Date 6th April 2023
  • Didactic – Introduction to Complex Needs Program Goulburn – Ms Carolyn Tremellen – Department of Families, Fairness and Housing 
  • Date 30th March 2023
  • Didactic The Role of the Public Advocate – Eleanore E Fritz – Office of the Public Advocate
  • Date 23rd March 2023
  • Didactic – Statewide Specialist Women’s Clinic Shepparton – Ms Kalina Clarke
  • Date 16th March 2023
  • Didactic Consumer and Carer Experience and Journey – Ms Mary O’Hagan –Lived Experience Branch Mental Health & Wellbeing Division
  • Date 9th March 2023
  • Didactic – Drug Court – Miss Jessica Dunne – Shepparton Drug Court
  • Date 2nd March 2023
  • Didactic – Motivational Interviewing – A User Friendly Approach to Facilitate Change – Ms Helen Mentha – Mentha Consulting
  • Date 23rd February 2023
  • Didactic Peer Workers in Public Health – Substance Use – Mr Antony Alder – St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne 
  • Date 9th February 2023
  • Didactic – Three Sides of the Coin – Judy Advisar
  • Date 1st February 2023
  • Didactic – GVADS Specialist Addictions Clinic – A Collaboration AOD/Mental Health Approach – Cheryl Sobczyk

JAMH’s Greatest Hits – Back By Popular Demand

  • Date 15th December 2022
  • Didactic – Relief From Trauma – Dr Greta Moon
  • Date 8th December 2022
  • Didactic – An Overview of Justice Health – Wendy Lawrence
  • Date 1st December 2022
  • Didactic – Suicide and Self Harm in Prison Settings – Brian Tyrell
  • Date 24th November 2022
  • Didactic – ADHD and Substance Use – Dr Dianne Grocott
  • Date 17th November 2022
  • Didactic – ADHD and the Lived Experience – Jack O’Toole

Novel Drugs

  • Date 10th October 2022
  • Didactic – Vaping – Dr Adam Pastor
  • Date  3rd November 2022
  • Didactic – Petrol Sniffing and Other Inhalants – Dr Adam Straub
  • Date 27th October 2022
  • Didactic – Plants That Get You High – Professor Edward Ogden
  • Date – 13th October 2022
  • Didactic – Ayajuasca – Dr Greta Moon
  • Date 13th October 2022
  • Didactic – Magic Mushrooms and the CIA – Professor Edward Ogden
  • Date 6th October 2022
  • Didactic – Opium – Kamini – Dr Andrew Lam
  • Date 15th September 2022
  • Didactic – Kava and Mental Health  – Dr Jerome Sarris
  • Date 9th September 2022
  • Didactic – “Synthetic Cannabis” and Mental Health – Joseph Carey
  • Date 1st September 2022
  • Didactic – GHB Use and Withdrawal – Dr Martyn Lloyd-Jones
  • Date 25th August 2022
  • Didactic – The Nature of Addiction – Rob MacKenzie

Theme: Forensic Mental Health and Substance Use

  • Date 18th August 2022
  • Didactic – Leaving Prison – Georgia Mosely
  • Date 11th August 2022
  • Didactic – A Psychiatrists Reflection on a Life Working in Prison – Dr Douglas Bell
  • Date 4th August 2022
  • Didactic Mental Illness in Victoria’s Criminal Justice System – Dr Douglas Bell
  • Date 28th July 2022
  • Didactic Experience of Jail, Mental Illness and Drugs – a personal view – Timothy Ridgeway
  • Date 21st July 2022
  • Didactic – Mental Health Behind Bars – Anthea Lemphers
  • Date 14th July 2022
  • Didactic – Custodial Medicine – Dr John Guymer
  • Date 23rd June 2023
  • Didactic – Mental Illness and Crime – Professor James (Jim) Ogloff

Theme: Borderline Personality Disorder

  • Date 16th June 2022
  • Didactic – Personality Disorders in Old Age – Associate Professor Josephine Beatson
  • Date 9th June 2022
  • Didactic – Emerging Personality Disorder and Substance Use – Melissa Bradshaw & Kalina Clarke
  • Date 19th May 2022
  • Didactic – Neurodiversity and Personality Disorders – Dr Lukas Cheney
  • Date 12th May 2022
  • Didactic – Borderline Personality Disorder – The Lived Experience – Courtney Goldberg
  • Date 5th May 2022
  • Didactic – Borderline Personality Disorder – Treatment 2 – Dr Harry Constantinou
  • Date 28th April 2022
  • Didactic – Borderline Personality Disorder – Treatment 1 – Kalina Clarke
  • Date 7th April 2022
  • Didactic Borderline Personality Disorder – Course and Outcome – Dr Joe Wei
  • Date 31st March 2022
  • Didactic – Borderline Personality Disorder – Dr Shiromi Karunaratne
  • Date 24th March 2022
  • Didactic – Overview of Borderline Personality Disorder – Associate Professor Sathya Rao

Theme: Young People and Drugs

  • Date 17th March 2022
  • Didactic – Long Term Prenatal Exposure to Methadone or Buprenorphine – Dr Connie Chong
  • Date 10th March 2022
  • Didactic – Mental Health and Drug Use in LGBTQI Community – Dr Tanja Takala
  • Date 3rd March 2022
  • Didactic – Young People, Gender and Substance Use – Dr Tanja Takala
  • Date 24th February 2022
  • Didactic – Emerging Psychosis and Dual Diagnosis – Sheeraj Moorolia
  • Date 24th February 2022
  • Didactic – Early Psychosis – Dr Tejas Golhar
  • Date 10th February 2022
  • Didactic – Youth, Unstable Housing, Out of Home Care and Substance Use – Heather Loryman
  • Date 27 January 2022
  • Didactic – Youth, Autism and Trauma – Associate Professor Soumya Basu
  • 2021 Curriculum and Resources

  • Date 16th December 2021
  • Didactic – Treatment of Substance Use in Adolescents – Associate Professor Yvonne Bonomo
  • Date 9th December 2021
  • Didactic – Experience of Drug Use in Young People – A Lived Experience – Christie Rohr
  • Date 2nd December 2021
  • Didactic – Harm Reduction in Young People – Focus on CoVID – Associate Professor Gillinder Bedi
  • Date 25th November 2021
  • Didactic – Brief Interventions for Drug Use in Young People Using Drugs – Dr Eddie Mullen
  • Date 11th November 2021
  • Didactic – Early and Earlier Intervention in Young People Using Drugs – Associate Professor Gillinder Bedi
  • Date 4th November 2021
  • Didactic – Developmental and Social Determinants of Drug use in Younger People – Dr Eddie Mullen
  • Date 28th October 2021
  • Didactic – Mood Disorders – The Lived Experience – Jacinda Ryan
  • Date 21st October 2021
  • Didactic – Mood Disorders and Substance Use Disorders – Associate Professor Ravi Bhat
  • Resources LETSACT
  • Date 14th October 2021
  • Didactic – Managing Depression in Primary Care – Dr Caroline Johnson
  • Date 7th October 2021
  • Didactic – Depression in Primary Care – Dr Caroline Johnson
  • Date 9th September 2021
  • Didactic – Mood disorders Part 2 –  Thinking about how to help – Associate Professor Ravi Bhat
  • Presentation – Mood Disturbances
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  • Date 26th August 2021
  • Didactic – Intranasal Naloxone for Overdose – Varin Eddy
  • Resources –
  • How to use naloxone (Prenoxad) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_eQ53Ttssg
  • How to use nasal spray (Nyxoid) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIubISZpwQA
  • Date 19th August 2021
  • Didactic – Long Acting Injectable Buprenorphine – Dr Adam Straub
  • Date 12th August 2021
  • Didactic – Opioid Substitution – Professor Edward Ogden
  • Date 5th August 2021
  • Didactic – Opioid Withdrawal – Professor Edward Ogden 
  • Date 29th July 2021
  • Didactic – Medically Supervised Injecting Rooms – Dr Nicolas Clark
  • Date 22nd July 2021
  • Didactic – Maximising Opioid Effectiveness – Professor Edward Ogden
  • Date 15th July 2021
  • Didactic – Opioids and Pain – Trina Grant
  • Date 24th June 2021
  • Didactic – Pharmacology of Opioids – Dr Debby Darmansjah
  • Date 17th June 2021
  • Didactic – Milk of Paradise – The Opium Poppy, Opiates and Opioids – Dr Martyn Lloyd-Jones
  • Date 6th June 2021
  • Didactic – ADHD and Comorbidity – Dr Shelley Gray
  • Date 3rd June 2021
  • Didactic – Medication and ADD – Dr Peter Heffernan
  • Date 27th May 2021
  • Didactic – ADHD and Adverse Childhood Experiences – Dr Luis Riebl
  • Date 20th May 2021
  • Didactic – Non Medical Approaches to Managing ADHD – Jack O’Toole
  • Date 13th May 2021
  • Didactic – ADHD Training for Primary Care – Dr Carmel O’Toole
  • Date 6th May 2021
  • Didactic – ADHD in Children and Adolescents – Dr David Coghill
  • Date 29th April 2021
  • Didactic – Impulsivity and Substance Use – Dr Mark Bellgrove 
  • Publication:Young_J_2021 Assessment of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • Date 22nd April 2021
  • Didactic – ADHD and Drug Use – Dr Dianne Grocott
  • Date 1st April 2021
  • Didactic – Recognising ADHD – Dr Peter Wright
  • Date 25th March 2021
  • Didactic – Why Talk About ADHD? – Peter Scholem
  • Date 18th March 2021
  • Didactic – Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicide Framework – Stefan Anderson
  • Date 11th March 2021
  • Didactic – Managing the Agitated Patient – Dr Shiromi Karunaratne
  • Date 4th March 2021
  • Didactic – Acute Alcohol Intoxication – Professor Edward Ogden
  • Date 25th February 2021
  • Didactic – Stimulant Intoxication – Dr Debbie Darmansjah
  • Date 18th February 2021
  • Didactic – Hangover – Dr Sarah Benson
  • Date 11th February 2021
  • Didactic – Overdose – Dr Trushna Trivedi
  • Date 4th February 2021
  • Didactic – Assessing Risk of Suicide – Dr Sid Dutta
  • Date 28th January 2021
  • Didactic – Perinatal Mental Health Disorder – Psychological Treatment – Dr Raju Lakshmana
  • Date 21st January 2021
  • Didactic – Perinatal Mental Health Disorder – Pharmacological Treatment – Dr Raju Lakshmana
  • 2020 Curriculum and Resources

  • Date 16th December 2020
  • Didactic – Perinatal Mental Health Disorder – Risk Assessment – Dr Raju Lakshmana
  • Date 9th December 2020
  • Didactic – Perinatal Mental Health Disorder – Diagnosis – Dr Raju Lakshmana
  • Date 2nd December 2020
  • Didactic Mental Health in the Time of COVID – 19 Pandemic – Associate Professor Ravi Bhat
  • Date 28th October 2020
  • Didactic – Neurobiology of Addiction – Professor Edward Ogden
  • Date 14th October 2020
  • Didactic – Fetal Alcohol Spectrum – Kim Cowen
  • Date 16th September 2020
  • Didactic – Drug Induced Psychosis – Dr Stuti Jindal
  • Date 2nd September 2020
  • Didactic – Talking to Patients About Childhood Abuse – Dr Julie Stone
  • Date 19th August 2020
  • Didactic – What Can We Do About Adverse Childhood Experience? – Dr Vibhay Rayker
  • Date 5th August 2020
  • Didactic – ACEs and Youth Mental Health (Adverse Childhood Experience) – Dr Tejas Golhar
  • Date 22nd July 2020
  • Didactic – Introduction to JAMH – Professor Edward Ogden
  • Date 24th June 2020
  • Didactic – Safe Script – Professor Edward Ogden
  • Date 10th June 2020
  • Didactic – What Patients Want – Eliciting Patient’s Perspectives – Associate Professor Ravi Bhat