Fiona Wood Public Lecture Series

Sharing knowledge, informing and educating our community

Tap into the expert knowledge of leading health professionals and learn about health topics relevant to you and your family at the free Fiona Wood Public Lecture Series.

Presented by South Metropolitan Health Service, this free lecture series honours eminent Western Australian surgeon and researcher Professor Fiona Wood AM, renowned for her ground-breaking work in the treatment of burns.

The Fiona Wood Public Lecture Series provides an opportunity for you to hear firsthand about a range of health topics, from ageing and cancer to mental health and recovering from injury. Lectures will be presented by leading healthcare professionals from across our health service.

Details of the next lecture in February 2019 will be available on this page soon.

Demystifying mental health: causes, treatment and recovery

Presented by mental health experts Anthony Collier and Steve Batson

One in five people live with a mental health condition. For many, it impacts significantly on their quality of life and that of their family and carers.

Mental health is undeniably a complex issue, but our perceptions are further complicated by the language used to describe it, how it is covered by the media, and our cultural differences.

Join mental health champions Anthony Collier and Steve Batson as they explore the vast spectrum of mental health and provide an understanding of how to navigate the mental health system in Western Australia.

Event details

6.00pm, Tuesday 26 February 2019
G1 Lecture Theatre, Education Building, Fiona Stanley Hospital – view the Fiona Stanley Hospital map (external site)

Bookings are essential – book your tickets now (external site)

Listen to recent lectures

Dr Nikki Stamp: Have a heart for your heart

Read the lecture transcript (PDF 165KB).

Professor Fiona Wood: Motivation – the secret ingredient in health

Listen to the podcast of Professor Wood's lecture (external site) or read the podcast transcript (PDF 117KB).