Support and Accessing Care
Coordinators: Helen Isenhour and Catherine Merillo
headspace Gosford and Lake Haven and Children and Young People’s Mental Health (CYPMH)
Topic: Gender Dysphoria in Young People – Support and Accessing Care
The presentation will cover:
• Gender diversity and what it means
• Presentation of gender dysphoria in children/adolescents
• Origin theories
• Management in mental health and barriers in accessing care
• Changes in legislation
Presenter: Dr Yolandie Goodyear – Staff Specialist, CAMHS Hunter Valley
Yolandie Goodyear has worked in psychiatry for more than a decade and has extensive experience in assessment and management of various mental health conditions (across inpatient and outpatient/ community settings). She has worked in Newcastle, Maitland, Tamworth, Armidale and Taree.
Yolandie is a qualified child and adolescent psychiatrist, with a strong interest in helping young people and their families.
Over the last 3 and a half years, she has been studying and working in the field of gender diversity and gender dysphoria. Yolandie has assessed many young people and supported them and their families through their journey.
Yolandie is committed to diversity and social inclusion: this includes Indigenous Australians, people who identify as LGBTQIA+, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, as well people with a disability.
Wednesday, 14 March 2018
2:30 pm until 4:30 pm
Erina Fair Meeting Rooms – near Erina Fair Library
Refreshments will be provided, RSVPs essential.
Please register your acceptance or apology for this meeting no later than Friday, 9 March 2018.
This network is open to all GPs and mental health professionals & agencies working in the area.
Members are encouraged to invite a colleague to join the network and attend this meeting.
Practitioners who participate in this meeting may be able to claim recognition to credit towards their continuing professional development.