Grief and Loss - Activity Seven

Panel discussion: Disenfranchised Grief: Exploring the impact of infertility on mental health

This activity was delivered via webinar at 7.15 - 8.30 pm AEST, Wednesday 5 June.



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An interdisciplinary panel of content experts engage in a case-based discussion sharing their insights into supporting someone who is experiencing infertility-related disenfranchise grief.

Learning outcomes

At the activity’s conclusion, participants will be able to:

  • describe the complex relationship between grief and loss, mental health and infertility as well as the risk factors for and warning signs of mental illness in persons experiencing grief and loss by way of infertility
  • describe the challenges, merits and opportunities in evidence-based approaches deemed most effective in treating and supporting people experiencing mental health issues related to infertility
  • better target referrals for people experiencing mental health issues related to infertility as a result of an improved understanding of the role of different disciplines.


  • Dr Ebonney van der Meer, panel facilitator, Qld-based GP

  • Dr. Carolyn Breadon, Vic-based psychiatrist

  • Denise Donati, Qld-based fertility nurse

  • Dr. Jane Fisher, Vic-based psychologist

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