The Mental Health and Wellbeing of Young People
Friday, 21 August 2020 9.00am – 5.00pm
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|$179 incl GST||$199 incl GST||$250 incl GST|
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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
- 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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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 Hate; Alpha 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 Choices; Dr 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 Health; Andrew Fuller, Clinical Psychologist, Inyahead
- Understanding Adolescent Sleep; Dr 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 Citizenship; Jocelyn Brewer, Counsellor, Psychologist and Researcher
- The Four ‘R’s of Online Safety; Greg Gebhart, Senior Education Trainer, Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner
- The Rise of eSports; James Driver, Psychotherapist and Founder of NetAddiction NZ
- Online Rights and Responsibilities-Not so Virtual; Brett Lee, TFounder, iNESS; Former Police Officer
- The 3 P’s- Policy, Practice & Photography; Susan McLean, Cybersafety Expert
- Social Media and Mental Health; A/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).
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.
Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, South Wharf
- Approx. 25 mins drive from the airport