In response to the COVID-19 situation, the Mental Health & Wellbeing of Young People Seminars have all been moved online. All registered delegates have been emailed details about how to access the seminar and an expanded selection of sessions. If you would like to register, please head to our shop to purchase an access pass and start your learning journey!

The Mental Health and Wellbeing of Young People

Online access until December 2020

The Mental Health and Wellbeing of Young People

Friday, 21 August 2020 9.00am – 5.00pm

2020 Registration

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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
  • 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
  • Autism & Anxiety; Dr Michelle Garnett, Clinical Psychologist
  • The Current State of Play — Gaming and Young People; Jordan Foster, Clinical Psychologist, ySafe
  • Stress, Emotions & Learning; Dr Jared Cooney Horvath, Educational Neuroscientist
  • Tricky Kids; Andrew Fuller, Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychologist, Inyahead
  • Anxiety Disorders in Young People; Dr Chris Wever, Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist
  • Steps to Emotional Intelligence; Dr Justin Coulson, Parenting Expert
  • Teen Sleep – Problems & Solutions; Dr Chris Seton, Paediatric & Adolescent Sleep Physician
  • Practical Solutions to Reset, Recharge & Recover; Madhavi Nawana Parker, Social Emotional Development Specialist, Author and Counsellor
  • Building a Mental Fitness Toolkit; Sarah Alderton, Classroom Teacher, Education Consultant, Founder, MindFit Co and The Selfie Project
  • Managing Attention in the Age of Digital Distraction; Dr Kristy Goodwin, Digital Wellness Expert
  • Choosing Not to Hate; Matt X, Preventing Violent Extremism Consultant
  • Fathers & Daughters; Madonna King, Author, Journalist, Chair of the Queensland Government’s Taskforce on Cyberbullying
  • A Developmental Approach to Nurturing Resilience in Young People with Disability; Dr Jane Tracy, Director of the Centre for Developmental Disability Health, Monash Health

And much more!

Your registration includes:

  • Exclusive access to a suite of presentations (30-45 minutes), much more than we can squeeze into the single day event
  • A subscription to the sessions until December 2020 so you can revise, re-listen and pace your learning to suit your own needs,
  • A more inclusive and accessible format that gives you freedom to learn wherever you can take your digital device
  • Participation certificates awarded automatically after completion of individual sessions

The above program is subject to change without notice. Subscribe to our newsletter for updates.

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

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Professional Development

A number of Generation Next activities count towards annual professional development (PD) requirements for teachers, nurses, social workers, counsellors and more. Generation Next is endorsed to provide NESA Registered Professional Development (PD) to teachers in NSW. We are working towards obtaining endorsed professional development status from a number of other professional bodies across Australia including AASW and TQI. Please see our professional development page for the latest information.

Super Early Bird Online Special Early Bird Online Special Standard Online Price
$179 incl GST $199 incl GST $250 incl GST
Ends 24 July Ends 7 August Ends 21 August

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
  • 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
  • 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 in Young People – Practical Support Strategies for School Communities; Kristen Douglas, National Manager, headspace in Schools
  • 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!

This schedule is subject to change without notice. Subscribe to our newsletter for updates.

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
  • The Importance of the Experience of Failure in Childhood; Dr Rachael Sharman, Senior Lecturer in Psychology, University of the Sunshine Coast
  • eSafety – New Issues, New Powers, New challenges. What Does It All Mean for Australia’s Young People and the Adults that Support Them?; Greg Gebhart, Senior Education Trainer, eSafety Commissioner
  • 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 the 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 previous seminars, you can find them here.

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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.

2018 Topics and Speakers

  • Choosing Not to HateAlpha Cheng, Advocate for Social Cohesion; 2017 ACT Young Australian of the Year Nominee and Matt X, Counter Violent Extremist Consultant, Government, Intelligence and Non-Government Organisations
  • Practical Ways to Build Emotional Intelligence; James Driver, Psychotherapist and Founder of NetAddiction NZ
  • What’s Shaping the World of eSafety?Greg Gebhart, Senior Education Trainer, Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner
  • Helping Young People Make Positive ChoicesDr Kathyrn Modecki, Senior Lecturer, School of Applied Psychology, Griffith University
  • Everything May NOT Be Awesome…Are Smartphones Hurting Our Children?; Prof A/Prof Mike Nagel,Researcher and Author, University of Sunshine Coast
  • Rewiring Your Brain for Better Mental HealthAndrew Fuller, Clinical Psychologist, Inyahead
  • Understanding Adolescent SleepDr Chris Seton, Paediatric and Adolescent Sleep Physician; Staff Specialist, Sleep Investigation Unit and Respiratory Support Service, Westmead Children’s Hospital
  • Sexting- Just Rude Pictures; Brett Lee, Founder, iNESS; Former Police Officer
  • Gambling and Young People; Dr Sally Gainsbury, Senior Lecturer, School of Psychology; Deputy Director, Gambling Treatment and Research Clinic

This schedule is subject to change without notice.

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, this year 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.

2018 Topics and Speakers

  • Attention Management; Dr Kristy Goodwin, Digital Wellness Expert; Researcher and Honorary Associate, Institute of Early Childhood, Macquarie University
  • Practical Strategies to Empower Positive Digital CitizenshipJocelyn Brewer, Counsellor, Psychologist and Researcher
  • The Four ‘R’s of Online SafetyGreg Gebhart, Senior Education Trainer, Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner
  • The Rise of eSportsJames Driver, Psychotherapist and Founder of NetAddiction NZ
  • Online Rights and Responsibilities-Not so VirtualBrett Lee, TFounder, iNESS; Former Police Officer
  • The 3 P’s- Policy, Practice & Photography; Susan McLean, Cybersafety Expert
  • Social Media and Mental HealthA/Prof Mike Nagel, Researcher and Author, University of Sunshine Coast

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).

Venue

Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, South Wharf

  • Approx. 25 mins drive from the airport

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