Examining how Psychedelic Medicine can help Mental Health

February 17, 2021 by A J-Wire community service announcement
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Sydney’s Rabbi Jeffrey Kamins will lead a health discussion on trials now also underway for dementia, OCD and eating disorders examining the evidence for psychedelic-assisted therapy and investigate the potential applications of this novel therapy.

Tania de Jong

Our mental health epidemic is increasing daily and further exacerbated by the pandemic. In the quest for new treatment options for mental illness and psychiatric disorders, attention is being paid to the potential role of microdoses of psychedelic drugs as adjuncts to psychotherapy for a wide array of maladies of the mind, including depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder and addictions.

Tania de Jong AM

Tania de Jong is a successful female entrepreneur and innovator with 5 businesses and 3 charities under her belt. She works across the public, private, creative and community sectors and is passionate about mental health, innovation, diversity and inclusion.

Dr Josephine Anderson

Dr Josephine Anderson

Dr Josephine Anderson is a Conjoint Associate Professor at the UNSW and Clinical Director at the Royal Far West Centre for Country Kids, Manly. She also works as a consultant psychiatrist for the NSW Mental Health Review Tribunal, the Black Dog Institute and the Early Psychosis Program in South East Sydney Local Health District.

Peter Hunt AM

As an investment banker Peter Hunt advised local and multinational 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.

The discussion will be from 10:00am on Sunday 21st February 2021 led by Rabbi Jeffrey Kamins of Emanuel Synagogue.

This is an online event, register now: https://tinyurl.com/medpsych21

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