Using technology to treat young people with mental ill-health (May 2016)

Digital technology and the online world is moving at a fast pace. It’s where young people are for much of their day. In order to treat young people who have mental ill health, we need to embrace the online world and use it to our advantage.

This webinar is focused on how technology can be harnessed to provide best practice mental health and wellbeing care in the youth sector. It will touch on the four areas that are offered in the Certificate in Young People’s Mental Health and Technology:

  • Introduction to Young People's Mental Health & Technology

  • Technology, Suicide Prevention & Self-Harm

  • Integrating Technology in Professional Practice

  • Legal & Ethical Principles Regarding Technology in Professional Practice

In the webinar Dr Carr-Gregg refers to the following resources:

Mission Australia 2015 Youth Survey Report
Mission Australia 2015 Youth Survey Infographic
Orygen Youth Health Clinical Program Factsheet: Riding the Sleep Wave

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

Who is this webinar for?

The content in the webinar is for Clinicians and those working with or supporting young people with mental ill-health.

What will you learn in this webinar?

  • The status of youth mental health in Australia, including prevalence and impact of mental illnesses and risk/protective factors
  • The key factors that inform risk assessment, including risk factors, warning signs and protective factors at the individual, social and contextual level

  • The use of a range of online tools to identify, assess and treat mental ill-health problems in young people

  • The laws and guidelines that relate to the use of technology by young people

  • About the Certificate of Young People’s Mental Health and Technology


Dr Michael Carr-GreggManaging Director, Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre

Dr Michael Carr-Gregg is one of Australia’s highest profile psychologists. He is the Managing Director of the Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre, which is committed to exploring and understanding the role of new and emerging technologies in the lives of young people.
Michael is also a member of the Board of the Australian Psychological Society and a member of the ePsychology special interest group for the APS. He is the resident parenting expert on Channel 7’s Sunrise as well as psychologist for the Morning Show with Neil Mitchell on Radio 3AW.