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Veterans Mental Health Symposium – Christchurch, 2015

The 2015 symposium considered how the health, care and human services sectors in Australia and New Zealand can respond more effectively to the mental health and associated physical health and social determinants of younger veterans and their families. In particular, how the current and future trends in the presentation, screening and management of veterans and their families with mental health disorders including PTSD and associated disorders might be used to inform and shape service and capability development and delivery.

Presenters included Nehemiah Richardson, Professor Des Gorman, Leesa Vlahos MP, Professor Sandy McFarlane, Professor David McBride, Associate Professor Morton Rawlin, Dr Jeremy Baker, Dr Graeme Killer, Professor Yvonne Brunetto, Professor Malcolm Battersby, Dr Peter Robinson, Dr Alice Aiken an Ian Bolton.

The symposium was a catalyst for positive change and kick-started ongoing dialogue that contributes to developing appropriate models, service innovation and practical solutions that lead to a more active sharing of ideas and experiences across the Tasman in areas of common interest and concern.
ASCN is focused on delivering on the outcomes of the symposium, outlined in the symposium report