Understanding depression


Depression is common in young people. This workshop will equip participants with the knowledge to identify signs and symptoms of depression and an understanding of risk and protective factors in the development of depression. Participants will learn what they can do to reduce the impact of depression on young people. We will discuss the importance of early identification and treatment for young people, the types of support that is available for young people and how and when to refer to these services.

This workshop will be facilitated by Orygen

PLEASE NOTE: This workshop is specifically designed for professionals working with children, young people and families in the north-western and western metropolitan regions of Melbourne, who may not have specialist mental health training. If you are working with children, young people and families in other geographic areas, please contact us to discuss registration, on 03 9966 9100.

Wednesday 19 March 2024, 9.30am-11.30am


The training will comprise didactic and interactive experiential sessions. The workshop will include PowerPoint slides, video clips, online documents, and both large and small group discussions. Regular short breaks will be included throughout the training.

Participants will need a computer, laptop or tablet with internet access and a working camera and microphone to take part in the workshop.

If you are unable to access any of the required equipment, or are unable to attend any part of the workshop, please let us know as soon as possible.

Pre-reading, handouts and the Zoom meeting link will be sent to participants via email prior to the workshop.