mental health

Foundation Seminar in Mental Health

8:30am Saturday, 15 September 2018
5:00pm Sunday, 16 September 2018
Crowne Plaza Surfers Paradise
2807 Gold Coast Highway
Surfers Paradise, Queensland 4217

The inaugural Foundation Seminar in Mental Health gives all pharmacists, irrespective of their practice area, the tools and confident to care for mental health patients appropriately. Be guided by presentations from experienced practitioners and participate in interactive workshops and case studies with "patients".

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Registration ratesMember Non-Member
Early bird (Until 31 August 2018)$600$750
Standard rate$780$975
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Additional Information

  • Yvette Haselden BSc(Hons), PGCert Psychiatric Therapeutics; Specialist Mental Health Pharmacist, Cairns Hospital, Sessional Tutor - Monash University Master of Clinical Pharmacy
  • Rowena Jones MPharm, BSc(Hons); Clinical Pharmacist, Hunter New England LHD (NSW) Mental Health Service
  • Anna Kulman BPharm, GradCertPharmPract, MPharmPrac; Senior Mental Health Pharmacist, Melbourne Health
  • Dr Laetitia Hattingh PhD, MPharm, BPharm, GCAppLaw AACPA; Clinical Pharmacist Gold Coast Health Service, Adjunct Associate Professor Griffith University School of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
  • Dr Theo Theodoros MBBS, BPharm, RANZCP Advanced Trainee; Chief Psychiatry Registry, Associate Lecturer University of Queensland, School of Medicine
  • Mary Oxley Griffiths


Competency Standards* addressed:

  • Standard 1.3.3 Respect and protect the individual’s rights to privacy and confidentiality
  • Standard 2.1.1 Respect the personal characteristics, rights, preferences, values, beliefs, needs and cultural and linguistic diversity of patients and other clients, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
  • Standard 2.1.2 Support and respect the rights of patients and other clients to contribute to decision-making
  • Standard 2.1.3 Promote patient/client engagement with feedback and follow-up systems
  • Standard 2.3.1 Use appropriate communication skills
  • Standard 3.1.2 Assess medication management practices and needs
  • Standard 3.1.3 Collaborate to develop a medication management strategy or plan
  • Standard 3.2.1 Administer medicines
  • Standard 3.2.3 Dispense medicines (including compounded medicines) in consultation with the patient and/or prescriber
  • 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 3.6.1 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 7.6 hours of Group-1 CPD, and 5 hours of Group-2 CPD (a total of 17.6 CPD credits), suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.  The accreditation number is: S2018/63

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