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The Maze Phase Podcast
The Maze Phase is a podcast for primary health professionals working with teens, navigating life and the healthcare system, but parents could also find it helpful. In each episode, GP and academic, Dr Bianca Forrester, has a chat with experts in the field of adolescent health and social care. Bringing tips from clinical practice, research and discussing best practice approaches to common and complex problems presenting to primary care.
Episode 1: Youth Friendly Heath Care: How can the GP Help?
Interview with Dr Bianca Forrester & Prof Lena Sanci about barriers facing teens in accessing services, and how we can help
Episode 2: Anxiety in Teens
In this episode, GP Bianca Forrester speaks with Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist A/Professor Sandra Radovini about best practice approaches to understanding anxiety in school aged teens.
Episode 3: Depression in Teens
GP, Dr Bianca Forrester, continues the conversation with Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist A/Prof Sandra Radovini about mental health problems in teens.
Episode 4: The age of Adolescence
Professor Susan Sawyer, Paediatrician and expert in Adolescent Health, describes contemporary understandings about the beginnings and endpoints of “Adolescence”.
Episode 5: Disruptive behaviour in teens
In this episode, GP Bianca Forrester and Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist A/Prof Sandra Radovini have a conversation about disruptive behaviour in school aged teens.
Episode 6: Understanding self-harm and suicidal behaviours
In this episode, GP Bianca Forrester and Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist A/Prof Sandra Radovini tackle the tricky topic of self-harming and suicidal behaviours.
Episode 7: Eating Disorders in Teens
In this episode, Bianca speaks with paediatrician Dr Michele Yeo and GP expert Dr Jenny Conway about recognising, assessing, and managing eating disorders in primary care.
Episode 8: Period Pain in Teens
In this episode, Bianca speaks with gynaecologist Prof Sonia Grover about recognising, assessing, and managing menstrual pain in primary care.
Episode 9: Old enough for a medicare card, too young to vote – the medico legal framework
In this episode, we’ll be talking a deeper dive into the medico legal frameworks and ethical principles that we operate within when we provide care primary care services to young people independently seeking support. I’ll be speaking with expert colleagues in the field of adolescent healthcare, regular contributors paediatrician Prof Susan Sawyer and child and adolescent psychiatrist, A/Prof Sandra Radovini.
Episode 10: Episode 10 – Working with Families
Continuing on from our last episode, Bianca speaks with Sandra Radovini about when it might be best practice to facilitate family involvement and how to navigate that fine balance between supporting young people’s independence and choices with their best interests in supported health care.
Episode 11: Recovery and resilience in teens- how can the GP help?
In this episode, Bianca speaks with Professor of Public health Professor Lisa Gibbs Melbourne School of Population and Global Health about crises recovery in communities and how to build resilience in teens through the pandemic recovery phase.
Episode 12: Young people in out of home care- How can the GP help?
In this episode, GP Bianca Forrester speaks with researcher Dr Susan Webster and Paediatrician Dr Karen McLean about the health needs of kids in out of home care and how we can bridge the gaps they face in accessing health care.
Episode 13 – Part 2: Young people in out of home care- How can the GP help?
In this episode, GP Bianca Forrester continues the conversation with researcher Dr Susan Webster and Paediatrician Dr Karen McLean about overcoming the barriers that young people in out-of-home care face in accessing health care and supporting their health, social and educational transitions.
Sourced from The Maze Phase Podcast
Headspace Free Accredited online training [optional]
For GPs working with young people. The first hour of Module 1 includes ‘Mental health: engaging the young person’.