Tackling Anxiety & Building Resilience in Young People

Presented by: Dr. Michael Carr-Gregg

Teacher PD Event Information: 6 Teacher PD Hours

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All humans experience anxiety, it serves as a means of protection and can often enhance our performance in stressful situations. Young people who are able to experience the slight rush of anxiety that often occurs prior to a math test or a big track race often can enhance their performance. However, experiencing too much anxiety or general nervousness, at inappropriate times, can be extremely distressing and interfering. Although young people have fears of specific objects, the feeling of anxiety is more general…they may feel constantly “keyed up” or extremely alert. Given the wide range of tasks young people must accomplish throughout their years, it is important to be sure that their level of anxiety does not begin to interfere with their ability to function. This day long workshop examines how workers with young people in health, education and welfare can help young people to learn some skills for coping more efficiently with their anxiety. It includes the latest research on the mental health of young people, how we can use technology in the form of apps and web-based programs and uses a case study approach.

Please note that ‘young people’ refers to those of at least primary or secondary school age and is also of relevance to those in their 20’s.

Event Details:

  14th November, 2017
  9.30am - 3.30pm (Reg. from 8.30am)

Level 1, 440 Collins Street, Melbourne

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  Target Audience - Teachers, Teacher Aides (Primary, Secondary and Tertiary level), Parents, Sports Coaches, Youth Workers, Scout Leaders, Nurses, School Psychologists, Health Workers (and anyone else regularly dealing with young people).
  $328.90 GST Incl.

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About the Presenter

Dr. Michael Carr-Gregg is one of Australia’s highest profile psychologists. Working in private practice in Melbourne, he sits on the Board of the Australian Psychological Society, the Family Peace Foundation, Project ROCKIT and Smiling Mind well as being a Community Ambassador for Big Brothers Big Sisters, Postvention Australia, and Playgroup Victoria. He founded the charity CanTeen 31 years ago and was the first psychologist featured on This is Your Life. He has been resident psychologist on Ch 7’s Sunrise for 11 years as well as Psychologist for the top rating Morning Show with Neil Mitchell on Fairfax Radio 3AW. He is a special Patron of the Hawthorn Football Club. He is married to Therese and has 2 sons.

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