Free Webinar: Expert Insights for Health Professionals: The effect of loneliness on mental health
Join the Black Dog Institute online to learn about the effect of loneliness on mental health: How can we strengthen meaningful connections?
Who should attend?
- Allied Health;
- GP Registrars;
- Dr Alexis Whitton – Senior Research Fellow and Clinical Psychologist, Black Dog Institute
- Dr Diana Chan -Clinical Psychologist, Black Dog Institute
- Lived experience representative – TBC
- Dr Sarah Barker, Clinical Psychologist
Loneliness is a growing community health concern which has been associated with social anxiety and mood concerns as well as physical health complaints and disturbed sleep.
End of year rituals and celebrations can serve to exacerbate a sense of loneliness, particularly in socially vulnerable and isolated people who can be more prone to its effects.
In this episode, Dr Alexis Whitton (Senior Research Fellow and Clinical Psychologist, Black Dog Institute) will share her research findings on loneliness and mental health.
Dr Diana Chan (Clinical Psychologist, Black Dog Institute) and a lived experience panellist will discuss the varied experiences and effects of loneliness, reflecting with Alexis on helpful, practical approaches to strengthen opportunities for meaningful connections and activities.
After this session, participants will be able to:
- Identify the physical and mental health impacts that can accompany loneliness such as social anxiety, mood concerns and disturbed sleep.
- Recall the research findings related to loneliness and mental health
- Reflect on helpful, practical approaches that support people to strengthen opportunities for meaningful connections & activities.
Certificates provided on completion for professionals to claim CPD points.