Mental Health and Military Experience - Activity six

Panel discussion: Making Sense of Veteran Mental Health Presentations

This activity is delivered via live broadcast at 6:00 – 7:00 pm AEST, Tuesday 28 May.

How to access this activity

Provided you have registered for this stream, log into the webinar room from 5.45 pm AEST to view the broadcast.

The link to the webinar room will be emailed to your registered email address, as well as made available on this page before the webinar is broadcast.


This informal panel discussion will provide ‘insider’ insights to the military experience shared by qualified mental health clinicians who have had direct experience serving in the Australian Defence Forces.

Learning outcomes

At the activity’s conclusion you will have:

  • Improved insights of how and why the experience of military culture may impact on veterans’ mental health
  • Improved insights to the meaning/stories behind somatic and mental health presentations of veterans
  • Increased confidence to engage in conversations with veterans about the ‘meaning behind their story’


  • Ms Nicole Sadler, panel facilitator, ACT-based psychologist

  • Ms Kristi Heffernan, NSW-based clinical psychologist

  • Dr Jon Lane, Tas-based psychiatrist

  • Dr Phil Parker, Qld-based GP

Before the activity starts