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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.
On Wednesday 28th July, 192 people joined us online for another virtual Catalysing Connections webinar. Our guest panellists discussed the impact of the pandemic on the mental health and overall wellbeing of adolescents in Australia, and how service systems and the education sector have responded.
Watch and read more about the webinar here: Adolescent self-harm in the time of COVID-19: What we know and what remains unknown
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:
Watch and read more about the webinar here: The
Missing Middle: The Importance of the Middle Years
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:
Watch and read more about the event here: Adolescent
health and criminal justice: How can they co-exist?
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
Watch and read more about the event here: Everyone’s
business: schools, mental health and learnings
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
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