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COVID19 - its mental health impacts, stress and coping for SA Country Doctors

Wednesday, 17 June 2020 from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Webinar, Australia



COVID-19 - Its mental health impacts, stress and coping

for Country SA Doctors

ACRRM ID: 20171
Approved for 2 Educational activity PDP units

Activity Number 195700
3 CPD program points allocated in the RACGP CPD Program for the 2020-22 triennium.


The psychological impacts of COVID19 are likely to be equal to those seen in response to other disasters.

We know that severe stress reactions are common.

Data from the SARS outbreaks indicated that
upwards of 40% of the community population experienced increased stress in family and work settings during the outbreak;
16% showed signs of traumatic stress levels;
and a high percentage of the population felt helpless, apprehensive and horrified by the outbreak


This live interactive webinar will address the mental health impacts of pandemics, and coping strategies for stress and anxiety.

Knowledge about managing stress and anxiety will assist in coping, including education about the fight-flight and freeze response.

Participants will be provided with strategies such as
Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy,
Mindfulness and Acceptance
and Commitment Therapy
to assist their patients and themselves as health providers. 


Provided for Country SA Doctors


This live interactive Webinar will be co-presented by

Dr Cate Howell and Dr Michele Murphy 


Dr Cate Howell, Medical Practitioner, Therapist and Educator

Dr Cate is a medical practitioner, therapist, coach, educator, speaker, blogger and author!
With over 30 years of training and experience in the health area, and a special interest in counselling and mental health.
A keen educator, Dr Cate has taught and facilitated numerous educational sessions for students, graduates, organisations and the public. She aims to provide clear and accessible information and engaging interactive sessions.
She is driven by her curiosity and willingness to provide service.

Dr Michele Murphy, Clinical Psychologist 

Dr Michele has worked as a psychologist for over twenty years and has had extensive experience working in the public and private sectors. She believes in establishing a collaborative and respectful relationship with the people she works with and aims to build on the resources the client already has. Michele believes that good therapy often involves guiding people to access their own strengths and enabling them to reconnect with their own knowledge and confidence.


Learning Outcomes

• Describe the main mental health impacts of COVID19
• Define the symptoms and signs of stress and anxiety
• Recommend useful coping strategies for various population groups
• Design a personal wellbeing plan
• Describe appropriate community supports and resources


Wednesday, 17th June 2020

Login details to access the webinar will be outlined in the confirmation email 3 days prior.

Commences at 6.30pm - 8.00pm

**To register sucessfully please ensure you fill in all fields. Pease also note the registration page can time out. 

 Free to attend for all SA Country Doctors

 This activity has been made possible by funding from 



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