An important conference in May will examine several aspects of youth mental health, including new strategies education professionals can use to combat mental health issues in the classroom.
Understanding and Promoting the Mental Health and Wellbeing of Young People will be held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on 7–8 May 2015, and is a joint initiative of the Young and Well CRC, Critical Agendas and the Alannah and Madeline Foundation.
The aims of the conference are to:
Acknowledge and understand the large number of support agencies able to assist young people with mental health issues
Develop new units/programs that can support students through schooling
Examine new ideas and strategies that can be used in the classroom
Allow networking among youth mental health professionals.
Dr Michael Carr-Gregg, managing director of the Young and Well CRC, will deliver a keynote address on the topic of ‘How do we tackle the resource crisis in adolescent mental health in Australia?’. He will also be running a workshop.