The Maze Phase Podcast

How can the GP help?

The Maze Phase is a podcast for primary health professionals working with teens, navigating life and the healthcare system. In each episode, GP and academic, Dr Bianca Forrester, has a chat with experts in the field of adolescent health and social care. Bringing tips from clinical practice, research and discussing best practice approaches to common and complex problems presenting to primary care.

Season 1 brings an overview of the Youth Friendly care, adolescent development and common mental health disorders. Aimed at GPs and nurses, this series is also accessible to anyone working with or caring for school aged teens.

Introduction About the Maze Phase podcast….(5 minutes)

Episode 1 - Youth Friendly Heath Care: How can the GP Help?

What is Youth Friendly Heath care?

We hear a lot about the mental health problems in Australian young people. However, as a group, teens present to primary care less than any other age group and the problems that they present with are often unrelated to their mental health.

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Episode 2 - Anxiety in teens

How can we help teens who are struggling with intense or uncomfortable feelings?

In this episode, GP Bianca Forrester speaks with Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist A/Professor Sandra Radovini about best practice approaches to understanding anxiety in school aged teens.

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Episode 3 - Depression in Teens

“What is the impact of depression on school aged teens?”

GP, Dr Bianca Forrester, continues the conversation with Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist A/Prof Sandra Radovini about mental health problems in teens.

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Episode 4 - The Age of Adolescence

Professor Susan Sawyer, Paediatrician and expert in Adolescent Health, describes contemporary understandings about the beginnings and endpoints of "Adolescence".

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Episode 5 - Disruptive behaviour in teens

In this episode, GP Bianca Forrester and Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist A/Prof Sandra Radovini have a conversation about disruptive behaviour in school aged teens.

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Episode 6 - Understanding self-harm and suicidal behaviours

In this episode, GP Bianca Forrester and Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist A/Prof Sandra Radovini tackle the tricky topic of self-harming and suicidal behaviours.

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