Managing cardiometabolic health for people on psychotropic medications

February 2, 2024
Partner Event


People who experience a severe mental illness die 15 to 20 years earlier than the general population. Preventable cardiometabolic diseases are the main reason for this life expectancy gap.

This presentation will summarise current knowledge of cardiometabolic health risks for people living with severe mental illness, and demonstrate how the Positive Cardiometabolic Health Resources – in both adult and adolescent versions – and the Tobacco Treatment Framework can be used to identify and manage these risks.

Presented by: Dr Andrew Watkins Mental Health Consultant and Nurse Practitioner, and Catherine O’Donnell.

Learning Outcomes:
– Identify the specialist cardiometabolic needs of people taking psychotropic medications.
– Summarise how to prescribe antipsychotics in a manner that minimises cardiometabolic impact.
– Demonstrate how to safely assist people with mental illness to quit smoking.
– Implement identified frameworks to guide cardiometabolic health care for people with severe mental illness.
– Target audience: GPs, Pharmacists, Nurses, Practice Managers, Practice Staff, AHPs

*Please note GP Registrars who wish to register for CPD events and do not have a member number will need to contact the CPD Department on 1300 986 991


Event Date: 12/03/2024
Time: 7.00 PM – 8.30 PM
Address: Online Webinar Event – via Zoom Webinar ,
Contact: Gloria Boyle , Mental Health Program Officer – 1300 986 991 or

This event is free and open to all GPs, Pharmacists, Nurses, Practice Managers, Practice Staff, AHPs practicing in the CESPHN region.