A national survey of dental practitioners in late 2021 found high levels of depression, anxiety, burnout, psychological distress and suicidal ideation - at levels much higher than the general community and comparable health professions. For example, 1 in 6 dental practitioners reported thoughts of suicide in the prior 12 months. There is a need to improve wellbeing and mental health for all members of the dental team.
The DHAA will be offering online MHFA training to members, commencing in August 2023. This interactive session will provide information on the purpose and details of MHFA trainings. It will also provide an opportunity for members to ask questions and discuss their needs and capacity to take part in the training program.
CPD Hours: 1 hour non scientific
About our speaker:
Dr Roisin McGrath
DipDh, DipDT, GC-INTLHL GCUT MPH PhD
Director Bachelor of Oral Health Program, Co-ordinator BOH Honours Program
Roisin has worked in the oral health field for over 30 years. She currently works part-time at the University of Melbourne as a Lecturer in Oral Health and is also employed by Dental Health Services Victoria as the Manager of the Dental Teaching Clinic at the Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne.
She has qualifications in dental assisting, dental hygiene and dental therapy. She also has a Graduate Certificate in International Health, a Master of Public Health (Sexual Health) and a PhD in oral health promotion.
Never one to stop learning, Roisin has recently enrolled in a Graduate Certificate in University Teaching. She is also an accredited Mental Health First Aid instructor and delivers MHFA training to dental practitioners. Roisin is a passionate advocate for the oral health professions and has been actively involved in the Dental Hygienists Association of Australia for many years.
QLD, NSW, ACT, VIC, TAS - 8pm
SA, NT - 7.30 pm
WA - 6pm
DHAA Members: Webinar registration is free for all categories of DHAA membership.
Non members: registration is available for non members at a cost of $40 per attendee.
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