Describe the most common mental health issues affecting men.
Distinguish the key challenges for men in seeking assistance.
Determine useful tools to assist men in relation to mental health issues.
About the Presenter
Dr Cate Howell OAM is a general practitioner, educator, therapist and author. She has a PhD on depression and has authored five books (including ‘The Changing Man A mental health guide’.)
Cate is currently a Medical Education Consultant with Australian Medical Placements Health Education and Training (AMPHEaT) and lectures undergraduate students. She has worked extensively in Defence, has facilitated mental health workshops all over Australia, and is an accredited Mental Health First Aid Instructor.
Cate is often a guest on radio FIVEaa on health-related topics, and is about to appear on SBS Insight.
The common mental health issues experienced by men include depression and anxiety and substance-related issues. The suicide rate for men is three times that of women.
Men face particular challenges in recognising these issues and there are barriers to seeking and accessing assistance. Men often present on several occasions before a mental health problem is identified. A high index of suspicion and a thorough assessment are vital.
There are many management tools to assist men, such as providing information, modifying lifestyle, engaging in meaningful activity and work, as well as cognitive-behavioural and other strategies. The key management strategies will be outlined in the presentation, and useful resources discussed.
Case discussion will illustrate the main issues, challenges and tools, which may help men and assist in prevention.
Dr Benveniste is an orthopaedic surgeon who specialises in lower limb surgery, particularly primary and revision hip and knee arthroplasty, as well as orthopaedic trauma.
Dr Benveniste has extensive local and international experience including completing orthopaedic speciality training in South Australia, a clinical fellowship at St Michael’s Hospital (a level 1 trauma centre and high-volume orthopaedic unit in Toronto, Canada) as well as numerous courses including the Advanced Trauma Operative Management Course at the world-renowned Shock Trauma and Johns Hopkins Hospitals in Baltimore, USA.
He has also enhanced his experience in the direct anterior approach for hip replacements and the use of robotic-assisted devices in hip and knee surgery by visiting world experts at various centres in the United States and the United Kingdom.
He is committed to furthering orthopaedic knowledge and research and is currently undertaking a Master of Clinical Science with the Adelaide University and Royal Adelaide Hospital, having previously completed a Bachelor of Medical Science (awarded with first class honours in orthopaedics & trauma).
Dr Benveniste is also a Lieutenant Colonel in the Australian Army Reserve in the Corps of Royal Australian Engineers. Highlights of his military career include serving as Officer Commanding 3rd Field Squadron, 10th/27th Battalion, The Royal South Australia Regiment and seven years as an Honorary Aide-de-Camp to the Governor of South Australia.
Evening information session with RTWSA
SA AFOEM hosted meeting
Facilitator: Dr James Economos (AFOEM chairman) Date: Tuesday 16th February, 6.00 pm
Venue: Ground Floor, ReturnToWorkSA, 400 King William St, Adelaide SA 5000
Topics to be covered:
The new eWCC solution
Telehealth fees – how are they being utilised and will they continue to be available
ReachForTheFacts opioids campaign
Post-Surgical Support Program
Low Intensity Mental Health Program
With 5 to 10 mins on each with 5 mins after each for a couple of questions. Total 60 to 90 mins.
There will be a maximum capacity of 30 people, so please RSVP to this address to ensure your position:
In this presentation Dave Moen will describe the clinical practice model outlined in his book, Permission to Move. With a particular emphasis on pain science education, self-efficacy theory and the modifiable factors that are likely to improve recovery. We have found that these sessions work best when there is some interaction from the audience, and welcome questions to be submitted before the presentation if possible.
Dave Moen is founder of Form Physiotherapy and Permission to Move in Adelaide, South Australia. His team work to develop and test best-practice interventions for chronic pain. After working with Prof Lorimer Moseley at the Body in Mind research group, he developed Tame the Beast; a freely available animation and podcast series that is widely used in public hospitals and pain programs internationally. Dave is currently working with insurers and public hospitals to develop telehealth interventions that seek to provide affordable, effective and early intervention for people at risk of developing persistent pain.
Working from home: the new challenges for health professionals
Shan Needham is a physiotherapist, providing manual task training for over 25 years, working across all types of industry and an accredited Manutention trainer for over the past 15 years.
Shan's role involves running manual task training sessions for staff and consulting with staff about solutions to difficult or challenging manual task and ergonomic issues.
Her passion and enthusiasm for these topics is evident during training sessions. Shan has worked across many industries including industrial, aged care, acute care, community care and understands the needs and trends amongst the healthcare workers who support the community. Shan is a wealth of information and has demonstrated her 'weight in gold' with supporting her colleagues and clients through some of the changes that 'working from home' has brought about recently