Understanding & Promoting the Mental Health & Wellbeing of Young People

National Conference

Event Information:

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Day 1 - May 7th

Keynote address by Dr Michael Carr-Gregg “How do we tackle the resource crisis in Adolescent Mental Health in Australia?”

Day 2 - May 8th

Keynote Address by Susan McLean “Respect and Responsibility - A positive whole school approach to staying safe online”

Day 1 - May 7th


Michael Carr-Gregg - “From Jawbone to Muse - The use of wearable devices and smartphone apps in Adolescent Mental Health”

Jules Haddock - “Student Anxiety – Hop, Skip and Jump”

Collett Smart - “Self-Harm as a Cry for Help”

Angela Ireland - “5 important questions you need to know about student drug use”

Dr Ian Lillico - “Mentoring our Young People”

Julie Rae - “ICE and how to minimise the harm”

Greg Mitchell - “Catching up with Mental Ill Health”

Collett Smart - “Se.xualisation & Exploitation of Student’s On-line”

Angela Ireland - “Myth Busting Alcohol”

Sarah Jackson - “Embracing the ‘F’ Word: Using FAILURE to build resilience + motivation@school”

Greg Mitchell - “Leading for life”

Kerry Stirling - “Improving the Approaches to Wellbeing in Schools”

Jules Haddock - “Depression - Ready steady GO!”

Dr Ian Lillico - “Making Transition as stress-free as possible”


Day 2 - May 8th


Susan McLean - “The 3 P’s! Policy, Policy & Policy”

Sharon Witt - “No Body’s Perfect - Tackling body and self-image issues with our young people”

Dr Simon Rice - “Online and social networking opportunities for enhancing adolescent mental health”

David Vinegrad - “It’s all in the head - the neuroscience of Restorative Practices”

Charlotte Rendle – Short - “Designing a strategic framework for Student Wellbeing – What are the Goals, Pillars and Levers you need to consider?”

Sharon Witt - “Building Resilience in Children: How to help our young people fill their Resilience backpack”

Greg Mitchell - “Has your school become a hospital for praise junkies?”

Susan McLean - “Caring for kids in an online world”

David Vinegrad - “Trauma Informed Practice - improving classroom wellbeing through a systematic approach”

Jules Haddock - “Eating disorders: 2 stories of hope”

Event Details:

Day 1 - May 7th 2015

Day 2 - May 8th 2015

Day 1 - 8:30am - 4:15pm

Day 2 - 9:00am - 3:00pm

Melbourne Cricket Ground

Brunton Avenue

Richmond, Melbourne, Victoria

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All Teachers. All Education support staff.
Anyone interested in the Mental Health/Wellbeing of young people.

One Day $399 (inc GST)

Both Days (same person) $599 (inc GST)

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The Presenters

Keynote Speakers:

Dr. Michael Carr-Gregg
Susan McLean

The Presenters:

Dr. Michael Carr-Gregg
Jules Haddock
Collett Smart
Angela Ireland
Dr Ian Lillico
Julie Rae
Greg Mitchell
Jules Haddock
Collett Smart
Angela Ireland
Sarah Jackson
Kerry Stirling
Susan McLean
Sharon Witt
Dr Simon Rice
David Vinegrad
Charlotte Rendle-Short
Sharon Witt

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