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Youth Mental Health Forum - South

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Marion Cultural Centre

287 Diagonal Road

Oaklands Park, SA 5046

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Join us for this youth mental health forum as we discuss issues affecting youth, including mental health, eating disorders, employment, alcohol and substance abuse, cultural differences and e-mental health and its uses with young people.

Keynote Speaker:

Mr Jason Trethowan | CEO | headspace

Presentations by:

- Dr John Brayley | Chief Psychiatrist | SA Health

- Youth Reference Group Rep | headspace Onkaparinga

- 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.

- Dr Jo Robinson | Head, Suicide Prevention Research | Orygen

  • Dr Jo Robinson leads Orygen’s suite of research programs around suicide prevention. She currently coordinates several research projects in collaboration with Australian and overseas universities. Some of the projects underway include a randomised controlled trial of an internet-based program for at-risk secondary school students, a study examining the role of social media in suicide prevention, and the evaluation of a gatekeeper-training program designed to assist school staff to identify and support students at risk. Jo’s work focuses on improving our knowledge about the best approaches to reduce suicide risk among young people. This includes developing programs, testing novel approaches that specifically target at-risk youth, and translating the research evidence into practice and policy.


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.


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