Teens Back on Track: Common challenges facing teens struggling to re-engage with education


Professor Sandra Radovini is a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and Director of Mindful, the Victorian state-wide Child & Adolescent Mental Health teaching and training unit for professionals working with children, young people and their families. Mindful is part of the Department of Psychiatry, The University of Melbourne. Sandra has held a number of key leadership positions in Mental Health: as the inaugural Chief Child Psychiatrist (2009–11); in the Office of the Chief Psychiatrist with the Victorian Department of Health; and as the inaugural Clinical Director of headspace – National Youth Mental Health Foundation (2012

Facilitated by Dr Bianca Forrester, GP specialist in Adolescent Health and Senior lecturer in Primary Care at the University of Melbourne.

While most young people have gotten back on track after a disrupted few years, many are struggling and some haven’t managed to re-engage in school. What might be going on for young people who are struggling to re-engage or transition back to education? What might be underlying common presentations and what promotes recovery?

How can GPs and nurses in the Doctors in Secondary Schools program best work with school staff and wellbeing teams to support re-engagement in the school community and in education?

This webinar was recorded on 15 March 2023.