This page contains specific information for specific people I like to keep separate from my general content. Often this material is from talks I have given at conferences or events on specific issues pertaining to a certain group of people.
This talk was given at the Royal Society of NSW on 18 July 2019.
Almost 1 in 5 adults in our society is on an antidepressant and this number is rising. It is estimated that half of us will experience mental illness in our lifetime. Drawing from his 18 years of clinical experience, the latest scientific evidence and his own research, Dr Heim shares remarkable insights into why mental illness rates are soaring and gives practical advice to help prevent it in your life. In this lecture, Dr Heim helps you get the right DOSE of four healthy brain chemicals. He illustrates how relationships with people on all levels – from partners, family and friends, to people in greater society – can help us all to create mentally-healthy, pleasurable lives.
This talk was presented at various law firms in Brisbane, Australia. Using science and music Dr Heim shares insights into why the rate of mental illness is higher in law than other professions and gives practical takeaways for dealing with a heavy workload, the temptation of a quick fix, and the culture of the billable hour.
To combat burn-out and the effects of chronic stress, the following is a simple tool I have devised to help first-responders and emergency & medical staff to process difficult emotions associated with their daily work. It is explained in the lecture Working in trauma: a blueprint for a better work-life balance.