Season 1: Episode 2 – Anxiety in teens

How can we help teens who are struggling with intense or uncomfortable feelings? Friendly Heath care?

In this episode, GP Bianca Forrester speaks with Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist A/Professor Sandra Radovini about best practice approaches to understanding anxiety in school aged teens. They discuss important aspects of assessment and how to understand the adolescent’s problems in context. Sandra asks the key question: What are the pressures? And describes how to explore key areas of the young person’s life. Sandra also provides useful insights into creating an individualised management plan and how to work with the young person’s key supports, where possible and formal networks.

In this episode, Sandra describes the role of e-mental health tools for under-serviced groups such as young people and those living in rural areas. Check out some of these resources.

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e-Mental Health tools

Head to Health supports users to navigate digital mental health services from some of Australia’s most trusted mental health organisations. Provided by the Australian Department of Health, Head to Health brings together apps, online programs, online forums, and phone services, as well as a range of digital information resources.

Apps and iCBT courses

Webchat support

Teens can get online to chat with proffesionals

A piece from The Conversation about the role of e-mental Health

A meta-Analysis of RCTs for online CBT in youth demonstrates that outcomes of online CBT are comparable to face-to-face interventions for anxiety.

Rural Mental Health

Click to access nrha-factsheet-mental-health_0.pdf

RACGP Advocacy piece

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This Podcast was recorded at the PodHub on the 30th May, 2019

  • Presented by: Bianca Forrester
  • Produced by: Bianca Forrester
  • Audio Engineering: Chris Hatzis
  • Post-Production: Arch Cuthbertson
  • Music: Space Cadet Lullabies
  • Graphics: Gaal Creative

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