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Infant and early childhood mental health: Collaborating with the family and the team to support the child Members login for free access About RACGP online events


Type: Webinar
28 Jul, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (AEST)


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Infant and early childhood mental health: Collaborating with the family and the team to support the child

Webinar 28 Jul, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (AEST)

Based on a case study, this webinar will discuss practical ways in which GPs can collaborate with the team and coordinate care for the child, within the current Medicare system.

The panellists will also respond to practice challenges raised by webinar participants.

Learning outcomes

  1. Identify the key aspects of infant and early childhood mental health practice during the implementation of a plan to support the child and family.
  2. Apply skills in managing, reviewing and supporting infant and young children and their families following a child-centred, family-focused mental health assessment and plan.
This event attracts 3 CPD points

This event attracts 3 CPD points

This event is part of Emerging Minds webinar series. Events in this series are:


Dr James Best
FRACGP and Chair RACGP Specific Interests Child and Young Person’s Health

Dr James Best is Chair of the RACGP Specific Interests Child and Young Person’s Health Network and he has been a general practitioner for over twenty years. His medical practice has a special focus on child development, child behaviour, parenting and children with disabilities. He has been widely published in medical and mainstream publications on these and other child health topics


Dr Ewa Bodnar
Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

Dr Ewa Bodnar is a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist working at the Queensland Centre for Perinatal and Infant Mental Health (QCPIMH) within the Zero to Four Child and Youth Mental Health Service (CYMHS). Ewa’s role is a combination of direct clinical service delivery as the clinical lead of the infant mental health team, supporting state-wide development and training of the infant mental health workforce, and advocacy for the needs of infants.

Dr Michaela Baulderstone

Dr Baulderstone is a General Practitioner with special interests in mental health, developmental disability, child health and medical education. She has undertaken targeted training in child development and behaviour, and parenting counselling. She provides special clinics for child emotional and behavioral concerns, paediatric sleep and continence issues, and developmental disability. Dr Baulderstone also provides a psychological medicine service and is a FPS Provider (Interpersonal Therapy). She has worked with Emerging Minds developing RACGP accredited training modules in child mental health since 2018.

Melissa McCosker

Melissa is a busy lawyer who is also a mother of 2 young children aged 5 and 17 months, who lives in NSW. She has lived experience with a variety of services. Melissa has been selected as a member of the newly formed Emerging Minds Family Forum and is enjoying contributing.

Dr Andrew Leech
GP Host

Andrew works as an ‘everyday GP’, but his interests have become more focused on improving health and mental health outcomes for children and their caregivers. Following graduation from medical school at the University of Notre Dame, Fremantle, Andrew has achieved the FRACGP and completed further studies with the child health diploma. Andrew continues to advise both the RACGP and now also Emerging Minds as part of their course development.



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