ACT Branch Symposium: Mental health

9:00am Saturday, 24 October 2020
2:00pm Saturday, 24 October 2020
Branch CPD Event

The ACT Branch Committee welcome you to this half day virtual symposium on the role of pharmacists looking after patients with mental health conditions.

This symposium is suitable for pharmacists working in all areas. The program will be made up of a combination of didactic presentations and case discussions. The program will provide insight into the management of behavioural emergencies, ADHD, mental health conditions in the perinatal period and metabolic conditions in high risk patients.

Registrations are limited to enable small group discussions.


All times listed are in AEDT.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Differentiate between acute mental health presentations
  2. Outline treatment options for various acute mental health presentations
  3. Describe the symptoms, causes and evidence-based treatment options for mental health emergencies.
  4. Explain the complexity of decisions surrounding the risks and benefits of using medicines for mental health in the perinatal population.
  5. Describe the aetiology of and the pharmacological treatment options for ADHD.

Registration rates:

Member: $25
Non-member: $50

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* You will receive a confirmation email upon completion of your registration. If you do not receive this within 4 hours, you have not completed your registration and your space is not guaranteed. Please contact the secretariat by emailing

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Contact Information

Additional Information


  • Penelope Maxwell, Senior Mental Health Pharmacist, Mater Mental Health Centre + Child and Adolescent Mental Health
  • Dr Joey Le, Consultant Child, Adolescent and Family, Forensic and Adult Psychiatrist
  • Dr Phillip Keightley, Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Psychiatrist, CAMHS Canberra Health Services
  • Kate O’Hara, Lead Pharmacist, Women Youth and Children, The Canberra Hospital

Competency standards:

  • Standard 1.5.1 Apply expert knowledge and skills
  • Standard 1.5.2 Use reasoning and judgement
  • Standard 2.4.1 Analyse the problem or issue to be addressed and the possible solutions
  • Standard 2.4.2 Engage with others as appropriate to resolve the identified problem or issue
  • Standard 2.4.3 Review outcomes achieved and assess follow-up requirements
  • Standard 3.2.5 Provide counselling and information for safe and effective medication management
  • Standard 3.3.1 Undertake a clinical review
  • Standard 3.3.2 Apply clinical review findings to improve health outcomes
  • Standard 3.5.1 Review trends in medicines use
  • Standard 3.6.1 Assist development of health literacy
  • Standard 3.6.2 Support health promotion activities and health services intended to maintain and improve health

National Competency Standards Framework for Pharmacists in Australia, 2016


This activity has been accredited for 3.25 hours of Group-1 CPD (or 3.25 CPD credits) and 1 hour of Group-2 CPD, suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan. The accreditation number is S2020/67.