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Webinar: creating a safe space for young people to open up in General Practice

Tue 7th December @ 7:00 pm

General practice is often the point often the starting point for young people seeking professional help. This webinar will focus on tips to create a safe space for young people to feel comfortable working with you and provides GPs with the skills to connect in a non-threatening open-hearted way.

Sydney North Health Network and The Black Dog Institute invite GPs, Nurses, Allied Health Professionals, Pharmacists and LHD staff to join us before the Christmas period which can be a challenging time but an opportunity for teens to reach out to their GP.

CLICK HERE to register.

Tue 7th December

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


An application is being prepared for 3 RACGP QICPD points in the 2020-22 triennium.


Dr Nicola Holmes  |  GP and Black Dog Institute trainer
Dr Nicola Holmes is a practicing GP with a passion for mental health, medical education and training, Nicola spent many years working as a medical educator with North Coast GP training.

She now spends her time, two days per week in General Practice and predominantly, for the last 10 years, at Headspace. She enjoys volunteering to present to parents of primary school aged children with the aim to build good mental health and resilience in young people.

Nicola’s main motivation for working with the Black Dog is to demystify management of mental illness and empower those on the front line to feel more resources to deal with the complexities that they face in their day-to-day jobs.


General Practitioners, Nurses, Allied Health Professionals, Pharmacists, LHD Staff

  • Reflect on the safety of minority groups eg CALD, indigenous, IVDU, unaccompanied adolescent or transgender patients sitting in your waiting room.
  • Reflect on improvements you can make within the consultation to make patients feel safe.
  • Practical suggestions for approaches to situations where patient, doctor or carer does not feel safe.


Judy or Robi, Education Coordinators – 9432 8250 or events@snhn.org.au.

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