In April 2012 a couple of dozen psychiatrists, psychologists and mental health nurses left Cottesloe Beach in Perth riding motorcycles. Nine days later “Psychs on Bikes” arrived at Bondi Beach in Sydney.
The ride raised money for the Australasian Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health and the riders developed an interest in trying to address the high suicide rate in rural areas (see www.psychsonbikes.com).
Renee Marie Petropoulos accompanied the ride and filmed its progress. The conference presentation is a preview of her documentary, some of which can be viewed at https://vimeo.com/44092061 (password is psych101).
Dr Joseph Dunn, Psychs on Bikes, will speak at the 4th Australian Rural and Remote Mental Health Conference in Adelaide on November 19th to 21st 2012.
Visit the Conference website here