Topic: "Kalusugan ng Kaisipan – Shining the Light on Filipino Mental Health"

Remote

Cross-Cultural Interest Group Webinar - 17th May 2022 (Tuesday)

SYNOPSIS
The Philippine archipelago is home to millions of Filipinos. They are known for their work ethic and strong religious beliefs. In New Zealand, there are over 70,000 Filipinos which equates to roughly 1.5% of the New Zealand population. There are several factors impacting Filipinos' access to mental health care. The factors include a lack of resources and other barriers such as fear of stigma and reliance on other networks. This session elaborates on these aspects so that a better understanding can facilitate mental health engagement with this population group.


SPEAKER: Dr Cheryl Buhay: Primary Care Liaison Psychiatrist, Specialist Mental Health Services, Waitematā District Health Board.

PANEL MEMBER FOR Q&A: Dr Sylvia Patricia "Trixie" Yam: General Practitioner, Henderson Medical Centre.

HOST/FACILITATOR: Dr Aram Kim: Associate Director and Professional Advisor for Psychiatry, Waitematā District Health Board; CCIG Advisory Group Member.

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See below for more information about the Speaker and the Webinar facilitator.

Participants can join the evening webinar via zoom.

Registration is open until 6.30 pm, 17th of May 2022.

Note:
a) Webinar recordings will be available three weeks post the event.
b) PowerPoint slides will not be made available post the event.
c) A certificate of attendance will be issued within two weeks after the event.

Date

Tuesday 17th May, 2022

Time

Presentation starts 6.30pm-8.00pm

Online

Available as Zoom Webinar

Speakers

Dr Cheryl Buhay

Dr Cheryl Buhay

Main speaker
Primary Care Liaison Psychiatrist, Specialist Mental Health Services, Waitematā District Health Board

Cheryl is a 1st generation Filipina who migrated to New Zealand in 1991 from Cavite, Philippines. She is an Otago Medical School graduate, Fellow of the Royal Australia and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists and an Honorary Senior Lecturer with the University of Auckland. She is working for Waitematā District Health Board Specialist Mental Health Services as a Primary Care Liaison Psychiatrist, providing specialist support to GPs via the GP Mental Health Advice Line and through visits to West Auckland GP practices. She is involved in GP and undergraduate medical teaching.

Dr Sylvia Patricia "Trixie" Yam

Dr Sylvia Patricia "Trixie" Yam

Panel speaker
General Practitioner, Henderson Medical Centre

Dr Sylvia Patricia "Trixie" Yam is a General Practitioner with Henderson Medical Centre who is fluent in English and Tagalog. Her specific interests include Internal Medicine, Women's health and Paediatrics. She embraces diversity and has honed her medical knowledge by working with patients from different backgrounds through her vast experiences in the field.

Dr Aram Kim

Dr Aram Kim

Host/Facilitator
Associate Director and Professional Advisor for Psychiatry, Waitematā District Health Board; CCIG Advisory Group Member

Aram is a locally trained consultant psychiatrist of Korean descent with special interests and experiences in cross-cultural, infant, perinatal, and community psychiatry as well as cognitive behavioural therapy. He is passionate about community engagement and advocacy. Aram is currently working at Waitematā District Health Board as the Associate Director and Professional Advisor for Psychiatry. He is a Honorary Senior Lecturer and Year 6 Cohort Tutor for Psychiatry with the University of Auckland. He is the chair of the Korean Community Wellness Society, a board member of Asian Family Services, and he sits on the CCIG Advisory Group.