Youth Mental Health from a Population Perspective

Youth Mental Health from a Population Perspective

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 Feb 10th 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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Dates: 
Monday 10 February 2020
Location: 
Wellington
Presenters: 

 

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
 

Who Should Attend: 

 

This course is aimed at those with a professional interest in youth mental health e.g. policy makers, youth workers, social workers, school counsellors, youth health staff, health promoters, psychologists and researchers.

 

Audience: 
Professional
Other Information: 

Course cost and registration

$300 early bird, $400 after 19 December 2019.

A 50% discount is available to full-time students, those unwaged and University of Otago staff.

Youth Scholarships – We are offering several FREE places on the course for young people aged 16–24 whose work, volunteering or study has a youth development or youth mental health focus. Please email [email protected] for application details. Applications close 19 December.

Note that there are also Māori and Pacific Summer School scholarships available for those studying or working in Māori or Pacific health.