Sydney

Sydney 2017-10-31T10:55:22+00:00

The Mental Health and Wellbeing of Young People & Kids in Cyberspace

Responding to the challenges posed by a rapidly changing online environment, in 2018 Generation Next is hosting a unique parallel event dedicated to promoting the healthy use of technology and young people’s wellbeing in cyberspace.

Friday, 3 August 2018 9.00am – 5.00pm

Registration

Individual Registration
Group Discounts (3+)

Main Program

This is our flagship Generation Next program, targeted at frontline professionals working with young people in the education, community and health sectors, in particular teachers, counsellors, social/youth workers, nurses and psychologists.

2017 Topics and Speakers

(2018 Topics and Speakers will be released soon)

  • Preventing Depression in Young People; Andrew Fuller, Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychologist, Inyahead
  • Anxiety Disorders in Young PeopleProf Jennie Hudson, Psychologist and Director, Centre for Emotional Health, Macquarie University
  • Conversations We Should Be Having with Teens about Mental HealthDr Claire Kelly, Manager of Youth Programs, Mental Health First Aid
  • Nurturing a Healthy Mind: Common Sense Strategies for WellbeingA/Prof Mike Nagel, Researcher and Author, University of Sunshine Coast
  • The Dismantling of Girls’ Wellbeing: Issues and SolutionsMaggie Hamilton, Author and Researcher
  • Understanding and Managing Anger, Aggression and Challenging EmotionsMelissa Abu-Gazaleh, Founder and CEO, Top Blokes Foundation and 2016 NSW Young Australian of the Year
  • Supporting a Young Person in Their Decision Not to Use Alcohol or DrugsPaul Dillon, Educator, DARTA
  • Gamblification in Gaming: Tricks Used to Financially Exploit KidsJames Driver, Psychotherapist and Founder, NetAddiction NZ

If you’re looking for presentation notes and materials from the previous seminars, you can find them here.

Kids in Cyberspace

Responding to the challenges posed by a rapidly changing online environment, in 2018 Generation Next is hosting a unique parallel event dedicated to promoting a healthy digital diet, harnessing the benefits of technology for education and supporting professionals help young people stay safe, positive and responsible online.

2017 Topics and Speakers

(2018 Topics and Speakers will be released soon)

  • Healthy Digital HabitsDr Kristy Goodwin, Digital Wellness Expert
  • Helping Young People Manager Their Time OnlineTena Davies, Psychologist
  • The Impact of Technology on EducationA/Prof Michael Nagel, Researcher and Author, University of Sunshine Coast
  • Digital Transformation – Where Next in Education?Greg Gebhart, Education and Technology Expert
  • Apps for Engagement: Going Beyond Drill and PracticeDr Kate Highfield, Researcher and Educator
  • Dreaming, Streaming & Teening – Adolescent Sleep Problems & SolutionsDr Chris Seton, Adolescent Sleep Physician
  • Embracing an Online World – Understanding and Managing RiskBrett Lee, Founder, Internet Safe Education
  • Online Gaming: Managing Problematic OveruseJames Driver, Psychotherapist and Founder, NetAddiction NZ

The Kids in Cyberspace event will run from 9am to 5pm on the same day. Participants who have registered for the event will also have access to the Main Program (Main Program participants will not have access to the Kids in Cyberspace Program).

If you’re looking for presentation notes and materials from the previous seminars, you can find them here.

Venue

Sydney Town Hall – 483 George St, Sydney

  • Central Sydney is served by a comprehensive and convenient public transport network, ranging from buses and trains to light rail and ferries. Buses and trains travel direct to Sydney Town Hall. To plan your trip please visit Transport Planner
  • No parking facilities are available at the venue however paid parking options are available in the CBD. The two closest car parks are QVB (entry via York St) and St Andrews (entry via Kent St). For a list of car parks available in the CBD visit: City Car Park Locations
  • Approx. 20 mins drive from the airport

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