For more than a decade Centre for Remote Health Director, Professor Tim Carey has been developing an approach to mental health that is focussed on improving access to services and working with the diversity of symptom presentations that are common in remote and rural contexts.
The development of this approach began in rural Scotland and has continued in remote Australia. This work is now gaining international attention culminating in Professor Carey being invited to deliver workshops on this approach in the UK recently. The workshops were held in London and Manchester and attended primarily by psychologists and cognitive behaviour therapists. A London workshop participant wrote “Thank you so much for a truly life changing course last week. I found the three days so exciting and rich with true learning. I will not only use it in a clinical setting but in life!”
An extension to this therapeutic work has been the development of a self-care workshop for health professionals which Professor Carey has been conducting and evaluating through the Centre for Remote Health. He has been invited to deliver this workshop at the Rethinking Remote Conference in May 2016 in Inverness, Scotland.