Series 3: Session 1 Project ECHO Adolescent Mental Health

Mental Health Recovery- What does it mean for Teens?

Presenter: Professor Sandra Radovini, Mindful Centre for Training and Research in Developmental Health, Dept of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne

Tonight we kick off our 3rd series of the adolescent mental health ECHO network for clinicians working with school aged teens.  

The COVID-19 pandemic crisis has created a context of stress, disruption, pressures, change and fear on a global level. During this time we have witnessed and no doubt experienced first hand an increased number of young people presenting with distress and mental health issues. 

This series will sit under an overarching theme of recovery and resilience, and we will aim to build practices that bear stress and pressures born out of the pandemic in mind when assessing young people attending the DiSs clinic and we will consider interventions relevant to our current context. We will also focus on some of the basics- food, shelter, sleep and safety and consider how some of these basic needs may be unsettled and undermine mental health in teens and we’ll talk about how we can play a useful role in recognizing and helping teens with these issues. 

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Recorded on Tuesday 1010th May 2022

University of Melbourne ECHO Hub

Department of General Practice

Bianca Forrester (Facilitator)

Ann-Maree Duncan (ECHO Co-ordinators)

Bianca Forrester, audio production