The Mental Health and Wellbeing of Young People

Friday, 5 June 2020 9.00am – 5.00pm

2020 Registration

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NEW GROUP DISCOUNT RATES: 3-15 registrations save 10%, 16-25 registrations save 15%, 26+ registrations save 20%.

Previous Event Information

2019 Topics and Speakers

  • From Trauma to Strength; Gill Hicks MBE, Survivor of the 2005 London Terrorist Bombings, Founder of M.A.D for Peace
  • Choosing Not to Hate; Matt X, Preventing Violent Extremism Consultant
  • A Developmental Approach to Nurturing Resilience in Young People with Disability; Dr Jane Tracy, Director of the Centre for Developmental Disability Health, Monash Health
  • How the Internet is Affecting Youth Wellbeing Greg Gebhart, Senior Education Trainer, Office of the eSafety Commissioner
  • Anxiety & Mental Health Issues in School Communities; Leonie Everett, ACT State Manager, headspace in Schools, Be You
  • Managing Attention Span in the Age of Digital Distractions; Dr Kristy Goodwin, Digital Wellness Expert
  • Helping Young People Through Family Separation; Fiona McCallum, General Manager, Good Grief
  • Conversations with Troubled Young People – Practical Advice; Andrew Fuller, Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychologist, Inyahead

And much more!

2020 Topics and Speakers so far…

    • Teaching Values of Being Human — An Education of the Mind and the Heart; Mark Le Messurier, Parent Coach, Author, Counsellor & Educator
    • With One Voice — Singing for Creativity and Mental Health; Tania de Jong, Social Entrepreneur, Global Speaker, Soprano, Founder of Creative Universe
    • P0rnography — What’s the Big Deal?; Dr Justin Coulson, Parenting Expert
    • Green Space and the Power of Nature Play for Shaping the Developing Brain; Dr Rachael Sharman, Senior lecturer in Psychology, University of the Sunshine Coast
    • The Current State of Play — Gaming and Young People; Jordan Foster, Clinical Psychologist, ySafe
    • Nanging’, ‘Jungle Juice’ and ‘Rexing’: Trends in Inhalant Use Amongst Young People; Paul Dillon, Educator, DARTA
    • Tricky Kids & Anxiety; Andrew Fuller, Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychologist, Inyahead
    • Listening to Young People — Programs that Work; Kareem El-Ansary, 2019 Australian Youth Representative to the United Nations

And much more!

Your registration includes: access to 9 educational presentations and the stakeholder and resources exhibition, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, delegate satchel, PDF version of program and notes, certificate of attendance.

The 2020 program is still being finalised and is subject to change without notice. Subscribe to our newsletter for updates.

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

2020 Brochure

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Llewellyn Hall, ANU School of Music Building 100, William Herbert Place, Canberra

  • Approx. 12 mins drive from the airport