Understanding the drivers of complex trauma to deliver effective primary care

24 June 2019

The repeated experience of trauma can result in a broad range of complex and life-long adverse health outcomes, and poorly addressed complex trauma is consider a major risk factor of long-term homelessness and poor mental health outcomes. Research has shown a strong overlap between complex trauma, homelessness, mental health problems, substance misuse and domestic and family violence. As result of this continuous cycle, this population usually have greater and interrelated support needs.

CESPHN, in conjunction with the HAYMARKET Foundation and SESLHD, is organising a CPD event: Understanding the drivers of complex trauma to deliver effective primary care. This will be held on 30 July 2019. This education event will help GPs and allied health professionals to increase understanding of complex trauma, its impact, prevalence and common presentations, and to provide some practical supports and referral pathways to better assist managing these patients in a trauma informed and culturally safe manner.

Click here for more information on the event and to register.

To read more about complex trauma check our latest Sydney Health Issue on pages 24-25.