Fundamentals of youth mental health

Fundamentals of Youth Mental Health

Over the past 25 years, early intervention in youth mental health has amassed a substantial body of evidence, and it is important that clinicians translate this evidence base into their clinical practice to promote recovery outcomes in young people. This two-day workshop will provide an overview of the rationale and evidence behind this approach and introduce the core skills and interventions necessary to intervene and provide care to young people who are experiencing severe and complex mental health difficulties.

 At the completion of this workshop you will be able to:

  • describe the evidence base behind early intervention for youth mental health;
  • recognise the importance of engagement with young people, families and the system in the assessment and treatment of severe and complex mental health difficulties in young people;
  • implement strategies for effective provision of psychoeducation.\;
  • understand the importance of using a formulation-based approach to inform therapeutic interventions;
  • explore and work with young people’s individual explanatory models;
  • identify and manage therapeutic ruptures;
  • describe the core domains of functional recovery;
  • implement a range of strategies to enable functional recovery; and
  • understand the importance of physical health in mental health recovery

 Day 1 - Monday 6 May, 2024

Day 2 - Monday 13 May, 2024


In person, Parkville

This two-day in person workshop will be held in the Orygen Colonial Foundation Innovation Centre, 35 Poplar Road, Parkville.

Please arrive by 9.15am for a 9.30am start. Paid parking is available on site and at the Melbourne Zoo nearby. Public transport is available at Royal Park Station (Upfield line), and Tram 58 (West Coburg).