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Invisible ties: Unravelling the link between mental health and CVD

Thursday 28 September 2023, 7–8 pm AEST

Facilitated by Professor Garry Jennings, Chief Medical Advisor, Heart Foundation

Join the Heart Foundation to explore the latest evidence and on the connection between mental illness and cardiovascular disease. This webinar will highlight the importance of mental health screening as part of preventative cardiovascular and stroke care, and encourage the integration of mental health services to improve psychological supports within primary healthcare.

Featuring an expert panel of representatives across cardiology, mental health and general practice, the webinar will explore:

  • The relationship between mental health, severe mental illness and risk for cardiovascular disease events and recurrence – Professor David L Hare, University of Melbourne.
  • Caring for individuals with mental illness in stroke and cardiac settings, notably treatment and prevention of psychological distress in stroke rehabilitation – Prof Maree Hackett, Program Head of Mental Health, The George Institute for Global Health.
  • Importance of sleep quality and stress management, and the impact on lifestyle factors and behaviour modification in relation to mental illness and CVD risk – Carlye Weiner, Clinical Psychologist.
  • Innovative approaches to deliver MH supports, including blended care and digital/ e-supports – Dr Grant Blashki, Lead Clinical Advisor Beyond Blue, GP.

Register now