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Christopher Buckingham and Ann Adams have been in Australia at the invitation of Newcastle University, New South Wales. They gave a keynote speech at the 15th New South Wales Rural and Remote Mental Health Conference in Bathurst that was attended by the Minister for Mental Health as well as Department of Health commissioners. They also gave a workshop to clinicians on how the GRiST mental-health risk screening tool can support them in their supervision of patients over long geographical distances. They then experienced those distances at first hand giving presentations to clinical services in various far-flung locations and are building on the contacts made to deliver clinical and academic collaborations.
The conference was in the pit complex of the famous Mount Panorama Motor Racing Circuit and Buckingham completed the circuit on professional simulators in only 40 seconds less than Jenson Button (i.e. miles behind).