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A Heart Foundation Event – Invisible ties: Unravelling the link between mental health and CVD

Join Heart Foundation Chair, Professor Garry Jennings, and an expert panel in the lead up to World Heart Day and mental health awareness initiatives in October, as they unpack the often-invisible connection between mental health and CVD risk.

Mental illness is increasingly recognised as a risk factor for CVD, with severe mental illness associated with a 37% increase in the risk of cardiovascular events. Invisible ties will explore the latest evidence and innovative approaches to delivering mental health support in primary care, including blended care and the evidence base for digital/e-supports.

One hour of live, didactic presentations will be followed by a live audience Q&A with opportunities to pre-submit questions.

Take part in this interactive webinar to hear from our expert panel on topics such as:

– The relationship between mental illness and risk for cardiovascular disease events and recurrence.

– Caring for individuals with mental illness in stroke and cardiac settings, notably treatment and prevention of psychological distress in stroke rehabilitation.

– Importance of sleep quality and stress management, and the impact on lifestyle factors and behaviour modification in relation to mental illness and CVD risk.

– Innovative approaches to deliver collaborative care and MH supports, including blended care and digital/ e-supports.


This activity is approved by the RACGP for 1 Educational Activities hour (CPD) #589766