Seminars Conferences and WorkshopsAiming to revolutionise mental health in Australia

Flinders Investigators lecture banner - Malcolm Battersby

Can a Flinders project revolutionise the delivery of mental health services in Australia?

In each year, approximately one in every five Australians will experience a mental illness. This includes anxiety and depression. With approximately 14% of Australians affected by an anxiety disorder in any 12-month period, support, access, and treatment is key.

Professor Malcolm Battersby, Professor of Psychiatry, and his team led the training and supervision for 30  'low intensity' coaches in the successful beyondblue New Access program in three sites across Australia. Over 3000 people with anxiety and depression achieved 68% recovery rates. This low intensity model of guided self-help has the potential revolutionise the delivery of mental health services in Australia.

Malcolm will deliver a Flinders Investigators lecture on Low-intensity Cognitive behaviour therapies: New treatments for anxiety and depression in Australia at Flinders in the City, Victoria Square on Wednesday 23 August 2017.

Flinders Investigators lectures are free lectures bringing the University's world-leading research to the community. Register online to attend the lecture. Alternatively, the lecture will be able to be viewed live via the screens at the Student Plaza, Student Hub and Victoria Square.