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Youth Mental Health Forum - North

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Playford Civic Centre

10 Playford Blvd

Elizabeth, SA 5112

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Join us for this youth mental health forum as we discuss issues affecting youth, including mental health, eating disorders, employment, suicide and trauma.

Keynote Speaker:

- Professor Ian Hickie | Co-Director, Health and Policy | University of Sydney's Brain and Mind Centre

  • Professor Ian Hickie is Co-Director, Health and Policy at The University of Sydney’s Brain and Mind Centre. He is an NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow (2018-22), having previously been one of the inaugural NHMRC Australian Fellows (2008-12). Since its inception he has been one of the Commissioners in Australia’s National Mental Health Commission (2012-current) overseeing enhanced accountability for mental health reform and suicide prevention in Australia.
  • He is an internationally renowned researcher in clinical psychiatry, with particular reference to depression and other mood disorders, early intervention, use of new and emerging technologies and suicide prevention. In his role with the National Mental Health Commission, and his independent research, health system and advocacy roles, Professor Hickie has been at the forefront of the move to have mental health and suicide prevention integrated with other aspects of health care (notably chronic disease and ambulatory care management)

Presentations by:

- Dr John Brayley | Chief Psychiatrist | SA Health

- Dr Sarah Bendall | Senior Research Fellow | Orygen

  • Dr Sarah Bendall is a Senior Research Fellow at Orygen. She delivers, supervises and researches new psychological interventions for young people with complex mental health problems. Sarah is the lead investigator on the TRIPP study, a clinical trial of a psychological intervention to treat the symptoms of trauma in early psychosis in young people.
  • She is interested in young people’s experiences of mental health care and especially in developing and evaluating high quality mental health care for young people who have experienced childhood trauma. Sarah lectures in clinical psychology and regularly trains mental health professionals in cognitive behavioural therapy for early psychosis and trauma and psychosis.

- Professor Tracey Wade | Matthew Flinders Distinguished Professor | Flinders University

  • Tracey Wade has worked as a clinician in the area of eating disorders for almost 30 years and has been working full time as an academic since 1999. She was awarded the Ian M Campbell memorial prize for outstanding contribution to the scientific or professional status of Clinical Psychology in Australia in 2000 and in 2003 she was awarded the Australian Psychological Society Early Career Award. She is on the Management Committee responsible for the oversight and development of the new Statewide Eating Disorders Service in South Australia and is a member of the federally funded Steering Committee of the National Eating Disorder Collaboration. Her current research interests are in the aetiology, prevention and treatment of eating disorders and perfectionism. She has co-written 2 books on the treatment of perfectionism and has over 180 publications in peer reviewed journals. In 2015 she was elected a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, and she is the president of Eating Disorder Research Society. She is an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Eating Disorders.

- headspace Gender Dive Youth Group | headspace Edinburgh North

  • Gender Dive program is a LGBTIQ group for young people aged 14-25 that has been established primarily to provide young people with a safe place to gather and feel supported amongst the community. Gender Dive meets fortnightly on a Wednesday at Salisbury Twelve-25 from 5-7pm. The group has a bite to eat and engage in various art activities, games, movies, and LGBTIQ community events. This is a place where young people can widen their connections socially and within the community itself.
  • A representative from the group will be speaking about their lived experiences as a LGBTIQ person and how the group has helped them.

- headspace Youth Reference Group | headspace Edinburgh North


WHO CAN ATTEND?

Health Professionals with an interest in Youth Mental Health and Health including; GPs, Nurses, Medical Students, University Researchers, Council Members, Social workers, Mental Health Professionals, Psychologists, people who work with young people and parents.


Please contact Sonder on (08) 8209 0700 if you have any questions about this event.


This event is proudly sponsored by the City of Playford


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