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    Catalysing Connections for Adolescent Health and Wellbeing

    Melbourne has great diversity in its adolescent health and wellbeing work. It crosses sectors, disciplines, departments and universities but there are few opportunities to come together. The Catalysing Connections for Adolescent Health and Wellbeing events provide researchers, practitioners, policy makers and implementers this opportunity to discuss topics of mutual interest. 

    The Missing Middle: The Importance of the Middle Years 

    On Thursday 15th October 2020, 238 people attended our first virtual Catalysing Connections webinar. Elly Robinson hosted the panel discussion on the middle years, addressing:

    • What makes these middle years so important?
    • What can schools do to maintain engagement and support wellbeing through the middle years and the transition to secondary school?
    • What is the impact of COVID-19 likely to be?

    Watch and read more about the webinar here: The Missing Middle: The Importance of the Middle Years

    Adolescent health and criminal justice: How can they co-exist?

    On Wednesday 6th November 2019, 70 people attended our final 2019 Catalysing Connections event where Professor Stuart Kinner hosted a Q&A style discussion (moderated by Elise Worthington from ABC TV) on criminal justice and adolescent health, addressing what it is that ‘we’ should do differently to:

    • Prevent young people ending up in detention
    • Meet the health-related needs of young people in detention

    • Achieve the best health-related outcomes for young people after release from detention.

    Watch and read more about the event here: Adolescent health and criminal justice: How can they co-exist?

    Everyone’s business: schools, mental health and learnings

    On Thursday 1st August 2019, 70 people attended the second Catalysing Connections event. The topic of the evening was, ‘Everyone’s business: schools, mental health and learning’. Professor Susan Sawyer hosted a panel discussion about the health and education interface, and the important role schools play in adolescent (and child) mental health.

    Watch and read more about the event here: Everyone’s business: schools, mental health and learnings 

    Paediatrics 2040: the future of child and adolescent health services

    On Wednesday 3rd April 2019, the Centre for Adolescent Health, hosted the inaugural Catalysing Connections for Adolescent Health and Wellbeing networking event at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, with guest presenter Professor Russell Viner from the UK. The session discussed challenges around the provision of quality adolescent health care including the fragmentation in health services. 

    Watch and read more about the event here: Paediatrics 2040: the future of child and adolescent health services

    Contact

    For further enquiries please contact: 

    Molly O'Sullivan at cah.info@mcri.edu.au

    T +61 (0)3 8341 6229