Rural, Remote and Regional Clinical Supervision Programmes for Youths

Distance supervision:  What does a focussed rural, remote and regional Clinical Supervision Programme contribute to clinical practice within a child and youth mental health setting? From the abstract The presentation will address the structure of the current practice supervision programme and outline the formal and informal links developed by positioning the programme within a major metropolitan CYMHS health district.  The presentation will highlight the additional benefits which augment the individual …

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13 Signs of Potential Mental Illness in a Child

Most parents have an instantaneous desire to protect their children. We tend to our children’s needs: If an unexplained rash appears, we see the doctor. If a fever spikes, we see the doctor. If a bone seems injured, we see the doctor. Visible wounds are relatively easy to recognize. It’s different when a child begins having problems at school or with friends, or if he or she becomes uncooperative and has inexplicable outbursts. Such …

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Support and Education for ADHD and LD Children in Japan

The 2017 Conference will be held at the Conference Centre, Sea World Resort, Gold Coast, Queensland from Monday 21 August – Wednesday 23 August 2017. Mika Nishiyama, Associate Professor for Hiroshima Bunkyo Women’s University joins us this year to discuss “Support and education for ADHD and LD children in Japan”. A government survey in 2012 showed that 6.5% of elementary and secondary schools students were found to have significant learning or …

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Facebook should hide suicide live stream videos, mental health advocates say

Facebook’s policy to allow the live broadcast of self-harm on its platform has attracted concern among mental health advocates. The power to go live and unfiltered to the internet from a phone has opened up enormous possibilities to transform the way we communicate. But it has created a wave of ethical questions that the world’s biggest social network, Facebook, is being forced to navigate very publicly. Residents have live streamed …

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Stopping the inter-generational transmission of violence and aggression

Child and adolescent conduct disorders include aggression, violence, rule-violation and anti-social behaviours. Untreated, these disorders predict substance use, adult mental health problems, chronic unemployment, inter-personal difficulties, adult and family violence, criminality and incarceration. Although conduct disorders are common, many families with these children are poor, marginalised and difficult to engage. However engagement is important to help interrupt the inter-generational transmission of trauma, abuse, criminal behaviour, mental illness, violence, aggression, and …

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Mental Health one of the top three issues facing young Australia

Young people have put the spotlight on mental health in a new survey, naming it as one of the top three issues facing Australia. Mission Australia’s Youth Survey this year found concerns about mental health across the country have doubled since 2011. About 22,000 young people aged 15 to 19 took part in the survey and more than 20 per cent cited mental health as among their top national issues. …

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Tasmania’s youth suicide rate highest in the country.

Tasmania’s youth suicide rate has become the highest in the country, with youth workers blaming improperly targeted services and poor social indicators. Key points: Australian Youth Development Index shows Tasmanian statistics worsening Youth suicide rate 45 per 100,000 population each year Lack of targeted rural services a big problem say advocates The Australian Youth Development Index examined the lives of young Australians, in particular their education, employment and mental health, …

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Dr Sarah Hetrick to present on treatment or prevention of depression of young people

Dr Sarah Hetrick, Senior Research Fellow, Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health will present at the 16th International Mental Health Conference at QT Hotel, Gold Coast 12-14 August 2015. Dr Hetrick is a clinical psychologist and Senior Research Fellow in the Centre of Excellence, Orygen Youth Health Research Centre, Centre for Youth Mental Health, Melbourne University and headspace The National Youth Mental Health Foundation. Within the Centre …

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Dr Katherine Dix from Principals Australia Institute to present at 16th International Mental Health Conference

Dr Katherine Dix from Principals Australia Institute will present at the 16th International Mental Health Conference at QT Hotel, Gold Coast 12-14 August 2015. Dr  Dix is currently a Senior Research Officer at Principals Australia Institute, having recently finished her role as Project Manager and Chief Statistical Analyst at Flinders University, for the national evaluations of KidsMatter Primary and KidsMatter Early Childhood. Dr Dix has lectured in the School of Education …

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Help available for depressed teens, parents

Article published by The Murray Valley Standard 18 May 2015 Parents concerned about their children’s mental health have a new avenue through which to find help. Youth mental health organisation Headspace has extended its support line to parents, as well as adolescents, after publication of research found family members influenced young people who were considering seeking help for their problems. After compiling responses from 31,000 young people across Australia, Headspace …

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