Mental Health Reimagined - International Online Summit

2021sat06nov8:00 amsat6:00 pmMental Health Reimagined - International Online Summit

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If lifestyle intervention is now first line treatment in psychiatry, what does this mean for primary care?

Reimagine mental health with us.

The evidence-translation gap

Recently, the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatry (RANZCP) issued new guidelines for the treatment of mood disorders, in which lifestyle interventions are now first line treatment along with psychological interventions.

“Lifestyle changes and psychological interventions are foundational in the treatment of mood disorders. These are both recommended actions – essentially non-negotiable and to be discussed with all patients. Lifestyle changes include smoking cessation, limiting alcohol and substance misuse, instituting exercise, sleep hygiene and a healthy diet.”  Link to guidelines

What are the implications of this change for general practitioners and others involved in primary care? And what does this mean for the educational needs of clinicians? Read this commentary for more.

What is lifestyle psychiatry?

“Lifestyle Psychiatry describes the growing research evidence of the efficacy of physical exercise, diet, sleep and mind–body practices and their role in preventing and managing mental health conditions, as a stand-alone approach or in addition to other treatments. Lifestyle psychiatry is described as part of a larger lifestyle medicine movement.” Noordsy, 2019

Join us for this one of a kind international online summit as we explore the opportunities and challenges of lifestyle intervention for those presenting with mental illness, often co-morbid with cardiometabolic conditions, and as we investigate the evidence-implementation gap in practitioner education and training, and in the current and proposed innovative models of care in mental health, including in more severe mental illness in a hospital setting.

It’s time for primary care to join the the lifestyle psychiatry movement!


Learn how to support your patients and clients with the lifestyle changes needed to improve both their mental health and chronic disease, including key elements of Lifestyle Medicine such as promoting physical activity, reducing alcohol consumption, stopping smoking, improving sleep and reducing stress.


How is lifestyle intervention even possible within the limitations of the current system? Join us as we explore the challenges and realities of prescribing Lifestyle Medicine in primary care, and discover how to intervene, counsel and support your patients using social prescribing and other models of care.


Explore the resources available to you as a practitioner to help support your patients.

Learn more about the programs and services that your patients or clients can utilise to make and maintain the behaviour changes needed for success.

Who should attend?

  • General practitioners and medical specialist
  • Allied Health Practitioners
  • Other health professionals


(Saturday) 8:00 am - 6:00 pm AEST