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The Centre for Adolescent Health aims to improve young people’s life chances because adolescence is as much about new opportunities as new risks. As an Australian centre of excellence, and a WHO Collaborative centre, we are unique in focusing on adolescence as a critical life stage. This includes the transition from childhood into adolescence, and the transition beyond adolescence into adult life.
The Centre for Adolescent Health works closely with the Department of Adolescent Medicine which comprises a number of specialist services for adolescents and young adults. Please see the Department of Adolescent Medicine website for more detail.
We are part of The Royal Children's Hospital, in Melbourne, Australia. Our key partners for Research and Education are the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, and The University of Melbourne.
We will soon farewell Andrea Krelle who has spent a total of 16 years at the Centre for Adolescent Health, a period in which she has demonstrated remarkable versatility. Following her initial career in teaching she switched to health education, first working with the Centre for Adolescent Health in a drug education role within the … Continued
This Conference will motivate, educate and showcase research, innovative programs and practical resources via an extensive and comprehensive program including keynotes, proffered paper and poster sessions, workshops and networking.
The Centre for Adolescent Health urges all researchers and organisations to contribute to the Select Committee into the Obesity Epidemic in Australia.
A 12-month study of adolescent admissions to the Royal Children’s Hospital mental health inpatient unit has found that an overwhelming majority of admissions were due to self-harm or suicidal behaviours.
Why is the definition of “adolescence” important?