S14: Treatment Services for Trauma

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Authors: Helen Milroy

Year: 2019

Event: 2019 TheMHS Conference

Subject: Treatment Services for Trauma

Type of resource: Conference Presentations and Papers



Helen Milroy is a descendant of the Palyku people of the Pilbara region of Western Australia but was born and educated in Perth. Currently Helen is a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Professor at the University of Western Australia and Commissioner with the National Mental Health Commission. Helen has been on state and national mental health advisory committees and boards with a particular focus on Indigenous mental health as well as the wellbeing of children. From 2013-2017 Helen was a Commissioner for the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

Clinical Director of the headspace Youth Early Psychosis Program, Western Sydney, and Chair of the Board of the NSW Service for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture and Trauma Survivors (STARTTS).

This session will go beyond trauma informed care to look at what services and programs are needed to treat people who have experienced trauma and have so far not responded to usual treatment programs. What can government do to put effective services in place where and when they are needed? In Paper 1, Helen Milroy will talk on what we have learnt about trauma and the effects on our mental health, and what is required to prevent and treat people who have suffered early life trauma. Helen is a psychiatrist and she sat on the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

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