MULTICULTURAL MENTAL HEALTH SEMINAR PRESENTATIONS
Here are the presentations that were presented on 15/10/2021 for our Multicultural Mental Health Seminar
Colin Pettit is the Commissioner for Children and Young People. His role is to advocate for the 610,000 children and young people living in WA. His role is independent and he reports to the WA Parliament on children and young people’s wellbeing.
Dr Munib is a Consultant Psychiatrist at Armadale Hospital, East Metropolitan Health Service in Western Australia, with over 20 years cumulative experience as a psychiatrist in Australia and overseas. Dr Munib's clinical interests involve acute management of high-impact psychoses and treatment-resistant mood disorders, as well as complex psychiatric conditions impacting multicultural communities.
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Dr Peldon is Bhutanese by birth and migrated to Australia in 2007 to undertake her postgraduate studies in counselling. She completed her PhD on suicide amongst school students from Curtin University in 2016 and is currently teaching the counselling & psychotherapy course and supervising research students at Edith Cowan University.
Dr Pendo undertakes periodic contracts and consultancies. She has extensive experience in policy, research and advocacy roles with Peak organisations and Government. Previously she taught social work & social policy at Curtin for 12 years. She has coordinated multiple submissions to government and Parliament. She was also the former Women’s Chair for the Federation of Ethnic Communities Councils of Australia.
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Dr Keith Bender is a psychiatrist at the Bentley Adult Community Mental Health Service and also at the Freshstart Recovery Programme for addiction problems. He trained as a psychiatrist in Western Australia but then spent the 80s and 90s working in India and Pakistan. After returning to Australia, he worked for 18 years at the Inner-City Mental Health Service, 10 of those years as Head of Service.