Symposium 2020 - Youth Mental Health, a population perspective

Friday, 6 December 2019

10 February 2020

Is youth mental health getting worse? If so, why? And what can we do about it?

Come along to this symposium on Youth Mental Health in Wellington on 10 February 2020 to hear the latest national and international data on youth mental health trends and the current thinking on what's driving them. We will look at mental health as a community issue, a policy issue, and an equity issue and consider: how can we make Aotearoa a place where it's easy for young people to be mentally healthy?

Keynote speakers include:

  • Dr Margreet de Looze (Utrecht University, Netherlands), world-leading researcher on youth trends 
  • Emeritus Professor Tony Jorm (University of Melbourne), distinguished expert on building community capacity for prevention of mental disorders
  • Associate Professor Sue Crengle (Kāi Tahu, Kāti Māmoe, Waitaha), Māori researcher, GP and Youth19 co-investigator
  • Dr Keri Lawson-TeAho (Ngāi Tāhu, Ngāti Kahungunu, Rongowhakaata, Ngāti Porou), internationally recognised researcher and commentator on indigenous suicide prevention and rangatahi resilience. 
  • Dr Terry Fleming (Victoria University, Wellington), Principal investigator for the Youth19 Rangatahi Smart Survey

The symposium is one of 32 courses at Otago University's Public Health Summer School with scholarships available​ for Māori & Pacific health workers. 

Youth scholarships. 

We are offering several FREE places on the Youth Mental Health symposium for 16-24 year olds.

Email [email protected] for eligibility and application details. 

Registration is now open. Earlybird rates are only available until 19 December 2019. Find out more and Register now online.


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