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Improving mental health outcomes for people with intellectual disabilities

Thursday, November 9 2023
6:30PM - 9:00PM (ACDT)
via Zoom

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GPs, Practice Managers, Allied Health Professionals, Nurses, Mental Health Service Providers & Admin Staff in the Adelaide Metropolitan Area


People with intellectual disability experience mental ill health at significantly greater rates than the general population. Diagnosis and management of mental disorders among people with intellectual disability can be complex, necessitating a coordinated and collaborative approach to care. Join us to hear from experienced Mental Health and Allied Health professionals and contribute to the conversation about our collective role in improving mental health outcomes for people with intellectual disabilities.

Learning Outcomes

Understanding the role of the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) and SA Intellectual Disability Health Service (SAIDHS).
Principles for assessing decision making capacity.
Identifying and supporting the mental health needs of people with intellectual disabilities across the life course.
Differential diagnosis and strategies for assessing behaviours of concern.
Recommendations for monitoring psychotropic medications among individuals with intellectual disabilities.
Understanding NDIS supports and how to access them.


6:30PM - 9:30PM (ACDT)


Stephanie Searle
A/Senior Service Manager
SA Intellectual Disability Health Services (SAIDHS)
Ms Sine Aberdour
Consultant GP
SA Intellectual Disability Health Services (SAIDHS)
Ms Branka Radovanovic
Project Mindset
Dr Bahman Zarrabi
SA Intellectual Disability Health Services (SAIDHS)
Callum Deakin
Salary Doctor

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Dr Rosanne Skalicky

Rural Generalist in Critical Care, Royal Flying Doctors SA

Dr Skalicky (often referred to as ‘Dr Rose’), is a senior Emergency Physician with extensive national and international experience. Having worked as an emergency physician in Tasmania, Queensland, and South Australia (RAH), Dr Rose headed overseas in 2009. With a passion for equitable access to healthcare and international development in EM, Dr Rose has spent the last decade working overseas in a fulltime capacity – remote NW Tanzania and most recently in Myanmar. In Myanmar, Dr Rose worked under the Ministry of Health developing acute emergency services and training nationally, which included a full-time teaching and clinical load. Having returned to Australia in early 2021 Dr Rose is currently employed by the RFDS as a Rural Generalist in Critical Care, working primarily out of Port Augusta.

Dr Roses’ professional interests include:

·Improving equity in health access
·Health care development of EM in low-middle income countries
·Capacity building of Health staff

When not at work Dr Rose enjoys caring for her family, reading, craft, and obviously seeing new places, and engaging with people from different cultures.