'Distance is no obstacle' is a podcast series aimed at providing medical education and information to rural health professionals

The podcasts on this page are relevant for clinicians working with children and adolescents.

Recognising and responding to signs of child abuse

Perth Children's Hospital consultant paediatrician, Dr Kate Freeman provides an overview of recognising and responding to signs of child abuse and the 'four Rs' framework approach to child protection: recognise, respond, record and report.

Anxious adolescents

Dr Vineet Padmanabhan, Director Psychiatry - Child and Adolescent Health for A Country Health Service discusses anxiety disorders, assessment, and overlap with other diagnoses.

The importance of sleep on health and well-being

Senior Respiratory Scientist from Cardio Respiratory Sleep, Martin McPhilimey discusses the importance of sleep and the clinical impacts of poor sleep. 

Drug and alcohol misuse and mental health conditions

Paul Dessauer, Outreach Coordinator from Peer-Based Harm Reduction WA talks to us about the association between drug and alcohol misuse and mental health conditions, particularly anxiety and depression. Paul shares information on how particular drug and alcohol use may impact on existing mental health conditions.

Mental health conditions among youth - Part 1

Senior Clinical Psychologist with Child and Adolescent Health Service, Ivan Salmin discusses self-harm and suicide among adolescents. Suicide is the second most common cause of death in young people worldwide. Prevention of suicide is therefore an important focus for health professionals and the community at large.

Mental health conditions among youth - Part 2

Senior Clinical Psychologist with Child and Adolescent Health Service, Ivan Salmin discusses self-harm and suicide among adolescents. Suicide is the second most common cause of death in young people worldwide. Prevention of suicide is therefore an important focus for health professionals and the community at large.

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