Generation Next has started a new and exciting initiative – live webcasts! Enabling professionals from around Australia to participate in Generation Next and Healthed’s educational seminars.

Now rural and remote teachers, mental health professionals, GPs and other health professionals can access the seminars via their computers or digital devices.

Stream the seminar on your computer, tablet or internet-connected device. Instructions on how to log in to the webcast will be emailed to registered delegates in the weeks before the event.

Is Your Computer Webcast Ready?

Making sure you have the right browser and media player now means you don’t miss out on the webcast.
If you do not meet these requirements you may not be able to access the webcast.

  1. Make sure your internet speed is 5mbps or higher.
    Go to www.ozspeedtest.com to test your internet speed.
  2. Update your internet browser to the latest version.
    Older versions will not load the webcast. Click this link to find out how to update your Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Safari browsers.
  3. Update your media player to the latest version.
    Click here to ensure that Adobe Flash is installed on your computer – https://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player.html
    Flash Player 10.2 or later is required for the webcast.
  4. Check that your speakers work.
    If speakers are attached to your computer or internet-enabled TV, check that they are plugged in and turned on.
    Play one of the Generation Next videos to see that your audio is working properly – Generation Next Youtube
  5. Are videos blocked at your office?
    If you are watching the webcast at your practice or organisation, make sure that video is not blocked by your IT department.

If the device you are testing doesn’t meet these requirements, you may need to watch the webcast at another location or on another device.

Generation Next recognises not everyone can attend our face to face events so we are trialling this new initiative to make information on critically important topics available nationwide via webcast. To maximise accessibility the webcast is free of charge.

Setting up and executing these webcasts entails considerable costs. Please consider helping us offset these costs by purchasing our handbooks. All proceeds from handbook sales are used to cover the cost of our free webcasts, non-profit events and research.

You must register before the webcast. Registration is FREE.

Once you are registered you will immediately receive a confirmation of registration by email. Please check this email to ensure that all your details are correct. A few days prior the event you will receive another email with the weblink and login password to access the webcast.

The webcast will be accessible from this webpage. Use the login password as instructed just prior to or at the time of the webcast. You will be able to login up to 60 mins prior to the webcast.

If you are having trouble with logging in or with the webcast itself contact our webcast helpdesk on 1300 797 794.

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Understanding Teen Sleep and Its Impact on Learning and Mental Health

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Dr Chris Seton

Thursday 18th October 2018

10:30am – 11:10am (AEDT)
3:30pm – 4:10pm (AEDT)
7:00pm – 7:40pm (AEDT)

This webcast will run for 40 minutes and will be streamed at 3 different sessions.

This presentation details the multiple factors that cause teens to be chronically sleep deprived which results in multiple physical and mental health problems. Teenagers place little value on sleep, and are generally poor sleep managers. Learn how to implement strategies that build resilient sleep, which in turn protects teenagers from stress induced mood disorders and optimises learning outcomes.

Dr Chris Seton helped establish Australia’s first Paediatric Sleep Investigation Unit at Children’s Hospital Camperdown (now Children’s Hospital Westmead) in 1990 & has worked as a Staff Specialist since that time.

Chris also consults in Paediatric Sleep Practice at St Vincent’s Hospital Darlinghurst and at The Hornsby Diagnostic Sleep Practice in Northern Sydney. In 2014 Chris established Australia’s first Multidisciplinary Paediatric Sleep Clinic at The Woolcock Institute of Medical Research at Sydney University (woolcock.org.au)

Chris diagnoses and treats all childhood & adolescent sleep disorders. His particular interests include Narcolepsy, Adolescent sleep problems, and the impact of poor sleep on learning.

Anxiety Disorders in Young People

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Prof Jennie Hudson

Tuesday 20th October 2018

10:30am – 11:10am (AEDT)
3:30pm – 4:10pm (AEDT)
7:00pm – 7:40pm (AEDT)

This webcast will run for 40 minutes and will be streamed at 3 different sessions.

If we want to raise healthy adults then we need to focus on raising emotionally healthy children. Anxiety disorders are the most common mental disorders and emerge the earliest. This presentation explores the development of anxiety, treatment options and how to best support young people.

Webcast Anxiety

Professor Jennie Hudson is the Director of the Centre for Emotional Health, Macquarie University. Jennie’s research focuses on understanding the factors that contribute to children’s emotional health and working to improve the services available to children experiencing anxiety and other emotional disorders. Anxiety is the most common form of mental disorder among Australian youth and one of the biggest threats to mental health. Jennie’s work at the Centre for Emotional Health impacts the lives of Australian families through the development of new ways of understanding and treating anxiety disorders. Jennie has authored over 120 peer reviewed publications. She has co-authored the book “Treating anxious children: An evidence-based approach” (2000) and edited “Psychopathology and the Family” (2006). In 2015, Jennie was elected as a member of the Australian Research Council College of Experts. She also serves on the editorial board for a number of international journals such as Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology and Behaviour Research and Therapy.