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Online interventions for suicidal behaviours in the Emergency Department

Associate Professor Julia Lappin and Research Officer Emma Zahra
Date Published:
27 May 2021
Contact person:
NDARC.events@unsw.edu.au
Event date: 
Thursday, 27 May 2021 - 3:00pm

In this presentation we will report the findings from a study referring individuals who present to ED with suicidal behaviours to online interventions.

There are evidence-based online treatments that improve outcomes for issues that contribute to suicidal behaviours, such as chronic pain, depression and anxiety. Such interventions are underutilized in ED as there is no routine referral of individuals presenting with suicidal behaviours to them. This project examined the feasibility of referring individuals who present to ED with suicidal behaviours to online interventions provided by the MindSpot digital mental health service.

About the speakers

Julia is a clinician researcher with dual clinical and research roles. She is an Associate Professor at University of New South Wales in the School of Psychiatry and the National Drug and Alcohol Centre (NDARC). Julia is a Consultant Psychiatrist at South Eastern Sydney Local Health District and Clinical Director of the statewide Tertiary Referral Service for Psychosis. Her research focuses on improving outcomes in mental illness, including comorbid substance use.

Emma is a Research Officer at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC), UNSW. Her research focus includes drug-related morbidity and mortality and treatment pathways. As a Registered Nurse and Master of International Public Health, she has experience in acute care settings (emergency and surgical medicine), health promotion, and global medical assistance. Emma is currently collaborating with senior researchers in epidemiology and public health at NDARC, and other leading research centres across Australia.

Location: 
This is an online event. You will be emailed the link when you register.
Cost: 
Free
Booking deadline: 
Thursday, 27 May 2021 - 3pm
Contact for inquiries: 
NDARC.events@unsw.edu.au