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Achieving mental wellbeing despite uncertainty

Recorded on: October 2020

The great unknown: Tips for dealing with uncertainty

Uncertainty is a fact of life. But it’s now at levels that none of us could’ve expected. Lockdowns, social isolation, home schooling, (and curfews, in some places), are impacting everyone. It’s wearing and affecting our mental health.

We’ve brought together a panel of clinical experts to discuss how accessing the right tools can help us gain greater emotional wellbeing during this difficult time. They will detail the support services available, and explain how telehealth is helping to address some of the major healthcare issues facing Australians today.

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Topics covered:

  • The mental health impacts of what we’re experiencing in Australia today
  • Strategies for achieving improved wellbeing, despite uncertainty
  • Support available and how it can be accessed
  • How can we make better use of telehealth services


Dr Aaron Frost

Clinical Psychologist, BBehSc (Psych) 1998 BPsych (Hons) 1999 PhD (Clin) 2006

With over 15 years’ experience, Dr Aaron Frost is a highly skilled Clinical Psychologist who provides a range of services for individuals, the corporate and public sector as well as to other psychologists.

The defining feature of Dr Frost’s career has been the application of scientific method to real world problems. Whether as a researcher, a clinician, a trainer, or a consultant, Dr Frost has been driven to find solutions based upon the best available evidence, and rigorous evaluation of these solutions.

Board of Directors: Australian Psychological Society (2016 – 2019)

Dr Amandeep Hansra

General Practitioner, BMED (Hons) FRAGCP, MPH + TM, ACCAM

After completing her GP training, Dr Hansra was admitted to the Royal Australian College for General Practitioners and has been practicing as a GP for 17 years.

Dr Hansra has an interest in Telemedicine and Digital Health, travel medicine, women's health, chronic disease management and mental health.

She continues to work in clinical medicine at a General Practice in Bondi, Sydney.

Dr Lorelle Drew

Consultant psychiatrist, MBBS, FRANZCP

Dr Drew has over 15 years’ experience of seeing young people and adults with a wide range of mental health issues, having worked in private practice and at Orygen Youth health, EPPIC (Early Psychosis Prevention and Intervention Centre).

Dr Drew also provides clinical leadership to the Royal Melbourne Hospital’s mental health triage service.