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WEBINAR: Anxiety, in the time of Corona, and beyond
Tuesday May 12 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pmFree
Join this free, 60-minute online webinar to gain insights and learn about ground-breaking treatments for mental health issues and ways forward to create a healthier, happier and more optimistic society.
Join Dr Mark Cross as he gives insights into anxiety from his new book, and presents the documentary Anxiety. This is a 25 minute film produced last year with filmmaker Hugh Clark, which highlights him and 12 people from his book, talking about what anxiety means to them. It is a raw and passionate account of anxiety and MH issues, presented to acclaim at the Big Anxiety festival in October 2019. Mark, Tania de Jong and Peter Hunt discuss current medication issues and psychedelic options for the future, with Q+A.
Date: Tuesday 12 May 2020
Time: 7:25pm for 7:30pm start – 8:30pm (incl Q&A) (AEST)
The presentation WILL BEGIN AT 7:30pm.
Location: Online. A link will be emailed to you with the viewing details once you have registered.
Following the presentation there will be a Q & A panel with presenters Dr Mark Cross, Peter Hunt AM, Tania de Jong AM. This will be an opportunity to engage in a discussion about mental illness, the future and and what Mind Medicine Australia and other local organisations are doing here in Australia.
More about medicinal psychedelic therapies:
Psychedelic-assisted therapies offer enormous potential in providing a meaningful alternative to current treatments for mental illness. PTSD is a debilitating condition that affects tens of millions of people worldwide, with many more trauma victims diagnosed with comorbid conditions such as depression, anxiety and eating disorders. In recent clinical trials, MDMA has been shown to produce reliable clinical improvements, restoring patient safety and self-agency even for individuals who have suffered with PTSD for many years, and for whom many treatments have failed.
The wave of clinical psychedelic research and regulatory support is rapidly building, with experts forecasting the availability of psychedelic-assisted treatments in the US and EU within the next 2 to 5 years, subject to positive clinical outcomes in large trials that are currently underway.
More about the presenters
Dr Mark Cross
MBChB, MRCPsych(UK), FRANZCP
Doctor Mark Cross is a psychiatrist with clinical experience over 3 decades. He graduated as a doctor in Cape Town, specialised in the UK, and has worked as a specialist in Sydney since 2005. Mark is the author of ‘Anxiety’ and co-author of ‘Changing Minds,’ both published by ABC Books/Harper Collins, and was the Lead Psychiatrist in the ABC TV series ‘Changing Minds.’ He is a well-respected speaker on Mental Health issues, a SANE Australia board member, and a passionate advocate on the importance of preventative mental health.
Peter Hunt AM
Founder & Chair of Mind Medicine Australia
As an investment banker Peter Hunt AM advised local and multi-national companies and governments in Australia for nearly 35 years. He co-founded and was Executive Chairman of one of Australia’s leading investment banking advisory firms, Caliburn Partnership (now called Greenhill Australia) and continued as Chairman of the Firm after its sale to Greenhill Inc in 2009. Peter is an active philanthropist involved in funding, developing and scaling social sector organisations which seek to create a better and fairer world. Peter was made a member of the General Division of the Order of Australia in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in 2010 for services to the philanthropic sector.
Tania de Jong AM
LL.B (Hons), GradDipMus
Founder & Deputy Chair of Mind Medicine Australia
Tania de Jong AM is a trail-blazing Australian soprano, award-winning social entrepreneur, creative innovation catalyst, spiritual journey woman, storyteller and global speaker. Tania is one of Australia’s most successful female entrepreneurs and innovators developing 5 businesses and 3 charities over the past 3 decades. She is Founder and Executive Producer of future-shaping events series, Creative Innovation Global. She was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in June 2008 and named one of the 100 Women of Influence and the 100 Australian Most Influential Entrepreneurs in 2018.
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