In Conversation: Future direction for youth mental health?

Orygen is pleased to announce that we will be hosting a special public event:In Conversation with Patrick McGorry AO and Ian Manion: Future direction for youth mental health?

Mental ill health is the number one health issue facing young people worldwide. It is the leading cause of disability in those aged between 10 and 24 years, contributing 45% of the overall burden of disease. Most mental illnesses emerge in adolescence and early adulthood, with this period being the critical time for interventions and support for young people facing difficult times. There is a powerful social and economic case for additional efforts to improve youth mental health service provision across all countries. 

Join Prof Patrick McGorry AO (Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health, Australia) and Dr Ian Manion (Director of Youth Mental Health Research at the Institute for Mental Health Research, Ontario, Canada), both passionate and engaging advocates, in a conversation about the future of youth mental health in Australia and internationally. Prof Shitij Kapur (Dean, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, The University of Melbourne) will act as our host for what promises to be a thought provoking public event.

Prof McGorry and Dr Manion will also take questions from the floor. Further information can be found here

Wednesday 26th April 2017
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Melbourne Brain Centre, 30 Royal Parade Parkville
Professor Patrick McGorry AO2

Registration is essential. Click here to register