How science safeguards youth mental health

Understanding how science can help safeguard the mental health of young Australians will be the subject of this year’s annual lecture presented by Flinders University’s Institute for Mental Health and Wellbeing.

Professor Jennie Hudson of the Black Dog Institute will present her lecture – Safeguarding the Future – at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) Auditorium on North Tce, Adelaide, from 5.30pm on Thursday 16 March.

Professor Hudson will discuss how we can use science to better understand and support the mental health of Australian Children.

As a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences of Australia, Professor Hudson has made distinguished contributions to understanding the factors that contribute to young people’s mental health. She has worked to improve the services available to young people experiencing anxiety and depression through the development and validation of innovative, accessible interventions.

Before starting at the Black Dog Institute, she was the Director of the Centre for Emotional Health at Macquarie University and was awarded an ARC Future Fellowship (2013-2016), and a Visiting Fellowship, University of Oxford (2015-20).

Matthew Flinders Distinguished Professor of Psychology Tracey Wade

After the lecture, Master of Ceremonies John Mannion, Chief Executive Officer of Breakthrough Mental Health Research Foundation, will also introduce a panel of experts from the Flinders University Institute for Mental Health and Wellbeing to further discuss the issue, and answer audience questions.

The panel discussion will feature Matthew Flinders Distinguished Professor Tracey Wade (Director of the Flinders University Institute for Mental Health and Wellbeing) with institute colleagues Associate Professor Jessica Paterson (a Clinical Psychologist and Associate Professor in Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychology), Associate Professor Sam Elliott (authority in the field of sport parenting, participation and retention, and psychosocial outcomes in youth sport), Dr Grace Skrzypiec (researching child and adolescent bullying, mental health and well-being).

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