Mental illness, terrorism and grievance-fuelled violence: Understanding the nexus

This webinar will assist you to unpack the complexities and non-causal links between mental illness and grievance-fuelled violence. Additionally, the webinar will help you identify and take appropriate steps if you are concerned that someone you are supporting may be tending toward extremist ideology, abnormal fixation or pathological grievance.

Where: Register and log in on the evening to participate from home, or anywhere you have a computer or tablet with a high speed internet connection.
Cost: Free

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Learning Outcomes

At the completion of the webinar, participants will be better equipped to:

  • understand the non-casual link between mental illness, extremist ideology and abnormal fixation.
  • identify fixated behaviour, radicalisation to violent extremism and potential for grievance-fuelled violence.
  • have an awareness of the referral pathways and take appropriate steps if they are concerned that a patient may be radicalising to violence or on a pathway to grievance-fuelled violence.


  • Professor Alfred Allan (clinical psychologist)
  • Dr Michele Pathé (psychiatrist)
  • Dr Ines Rio (GP)


  • Professor Mark Creamer (clinical psychologist)

Read more about the panel.

Before the webinar:

Check your computer and internet connection meet the minimum requirements by reviewing the Webinar Participation Guide.

Read the fictitious vignette which will form the basis of the panel discussion.

This webinar is funded by the Countering Violent Extremism Sub-Committee under the auspices of the Australia New Zealand Counter-Terrorism Committee.  It is supported by the Department of Home Affairs and produced by the Mental Health Professionals’ Network.

Event Details

March 28
04:00 PM - 05:30 PM

Organizer Details

Mental Health Professionals' Network