the-lorax-quote5Dr Seuss, The Lorax. My hero



I care a whole awful lot as do my peers with regards what has happened to cause four of our best and brightest doctors to pass away tragically.

It’s very late notice but there is a groundswell and a lot of our colleages are hurting. I have the support of Dr Mukesh Haikerwal, who will join me today as I open my consulting rooms at midday today, Sunday 1st February 2015 at 394 Church st Richmond. We will be here to help, listen, support, and work out how we can discover how this happened, and what we can do about it now and for the future.

Everybody welcome regardless of speciality. It has hit our psychiatry profession but we are all in this together.

Preparing for our next P2P exam prep workshop 31st Jan and 1st Feb

Greetings all,

We are preparing for our next range of exam workshops while RANZCP registrars and IMG’s prepare for their next range of examinations

We kick off 2015 with a 2 day intensive examination preparation course for the OCI/MOCI/OCA. This is our 8th year of running this event, training over 150 registrars in a small group, interactive and fun setting.

Based in Richmond, Melbourne, this course will cover tips and tricks for the exams, including formulation, mental state examinations, writing succinct action plans, anxiety management, OCI practice and debrief and many other useful ideas.

Please contact us for more info or to secure your place. Capped at 6 registrants.

More info here P2P-Announcement-&-Order-Form-Melbourne-2015 (1).

How Shrinks Think now available at Dymocks bookstores

Announcing that Dr Schultz’s book “How Shrinks Think” is now being stocked at Dymocks, Victoria Gardens, Richmond, Melbourne.


Dr Schultz has been a Dymock’s booklover for many years, and is thrilled she is being supported as a self published author. So now, the book can be purchased here or at Dymocks for the RRP of $26.95.

Listen to Dr Schultz’s recent interview on ABC national radio with Kate O’Toole here



Welcome to the website for Dr Helen Schultz

Greetings all,

Welcome to the new website of Dr Helen Schultz, incorporating her private practice of MindAdvocacy, and medical education company CPD Formulations Pty Ltd.

Dr Schultz works in private psychiatry practice in Melbourne, Australia as well as being the founder and director of CPD Formulations Pty Ltd, a medical education company that delivers training to doctors and doctors in training.

Dr Schultz has worked as a coach and mentor of doctors in training and runs courses for psychiatry registrars and international medical graduates, known as Present 2 Pass.

Dr Schultz in now a published author of “How Shrinks Think” launched in November 2014.

Where will @MedicineSocial be held

Greetings all,

Who would have thought when we went back to one of our favourite venues to host @MedicineSocial, we would walk into such a controversy.

For those who know me, I have been running medical education events since 2007, combining my love of clinical medicine with coaching and teaching. As director of CPD Formulations Pty Ltd, I ran a workshop called “Shifting Clocks” sponsored by Servier Laboratories in 2010 at Amora Riverwalk, Richmond, Melbourne. When it came time to expand off what was a highly successful pilot program based on social media and medicine in November 2014 (@SoMebythesea), I went back to the same venue.

At the same time I was confirming the venue, the medical community was opening my eyes,ears and rage to an upcoming tour showcasing what I would have to call a very unethical lady. A lady who expoused for some reason that I am an evil person because I believe in vaccination, I ensure my son is vaccinated, and I also ensure my patients are vaccinated against diseases such as hepatitis B. But she had me at the point where I read feeds and watched videos of her damning my patients who have mental illness as being casualties due to their parents immunising them. With no psychiatric qualifications, she had been able to grab air time and not insinuate but implore that some patients with a mental illness have it because they had been vaccinated.

Gee if only psychiatry was that easy. Of course it isn’t. What I do know about the debate is that children who are not immunised are marginalised in our education systems, unable to make friends, participate in normal activities and more seriously succumb to illnesses I would be so distressed to see my son endure.

So with that knowledge, I contacted Amora Riverwalk and notified them that if they were hosting a gala dinner for these anti-vaccination people, we would not be using their venue. It was a no brainer. I am a mum, a doctor, an educator and above all, pride myself on my ethics. I cannot raise funds to host a venue for doctors in a venue where the gala opening dinner for this group would be held.

So watch this space, I have put my money where my mouth is, spoken on TV, and applaud the first venue in Sydney to see sense. I wonder where @MedicineSocial will roll out. No matter where we are on Saturday 21st March 2015,  I will be surrounded by and educating like minded professional doctors that are highly trained and, above all, care for our patients.

Watch the footage from ABC news here

Welcome to my new website

Greetings all,

Welcome to my landing page and new home, combining my areas of interest and specialty.

Over the next few days I hope to transform this site to coordinate my work as a doctor, medical educator, author, public speaker and coach of doctors in training.

Currently, I am actively supporting the #StopAVN campaign as a doctor and as a mother. I am in the process of creating my next workshop, @MedicineSocial and on the lookout for a venue, given our proposed venue of Amora Riverwalk, Melbourne, Australia is also hosting the AVN campaigners on their proposed tour of Australia.

Details and posts soon,

Happy new year,