The Maze Phase: a podcast for primary health professionals working with teens

Hosted by GP academic Bianca Forrester, the Department of General Practice’s podcast series The Maze Phase draws insights from experts in adolescent health and social care.

The Maze Phase is a podcast developed for primary care professionals working with teens navigating life and the healthcare system. Through the medium of long-form podcasting, the series aims to provide listeners with a solid understanding of best practice approaches to youth-friendly healthcare and to provide tips for clinical practice.

In each episode, GP academic Bianca Forrester speaks with experts in the field of adolescent health and social care. They discuss tricky health issues affecting teens as they travel through the second decade of life. Discussions focus on the basics of assessment and management of common presentations as well as delving into the complexities and nuances involved in providing comprehensive and developmentally appropriate care to this age group.

Guests include Professor Lena Sanci (episode 1 on youth friendly healthcare), Professor Susan Sawyer (episode 4 on the age of adolescence), Associate Professor Sandra Radovini (episodes 2, 3, 5 and 6 on mental health presentations in teens), Drs Michele Yeo and Jenny Conway (episode 7 on eating disorders in teens) and Professor Sonia Grover (Episode 8 on period pain in teens).

The podcast series is available on the MMS website, from Apple iTunes, Google Play or wherever you access your podcasts.