Sport and mental health in young people (May 2016)

Sport is a key aspect of Australian culture and recognised around the world as an activity that brings people together and promotes health and community.

This webinar is aimed at increasing awareness of mental health in young people involved in sport. There will be a focus on the importance of promoting mental wellbeing and early identification of mental health problems, as well as guidance on where to go for specialist assessment and treatment.
Following the webinar participants will have immediate access to an Extended Q&A where the presenter will continue the discussion responding to participant’s questions and provide an opportunity to share participant’s ideas and experiences on the topic.

The information in this webinar is current as at May, 2016.

Who is this webinar for?

Coaches, umpires, physical education teachers, trainers, sports administrators, parents and other people involved in facilitating sports and recreation activities with young people.

What will you learn in this webinar?

  • Understand the prevalence and the impact of mental disorders in young people

  • Recognise when players may benefit from professional support

  • Better understand your role in guiding young people to seek help early.


Photo of Dr Reem RamadanDr Reem Ramadan, Clinical Psychologist, Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health
Reem is a senior Clinical Psychologist at Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health and has 14 years of clinical experience in public mental health services in the UK and Melbourne, working with young people experiencing complex mental health difficulties. Reem uses this clinical knowledge to assist sporting and other organisations to identify and respond effectively to vulnerable young people and their families.