Adults are often wary of discussing mental health with teenagers. Many have internalised pervasive myths about risks associated with talking about mental health. Others just do not feel confident that they can communicate well with them when it comes to sensitive topics. This presentation highlights practical and simple tools which will help you to talk effectively about mental health to the young people in your life.
About Dr Claire Kelly
Dr Claire Kelly has been a provider on education for the public in mental health areas since 2003. She completed a PhD on the mental health literacy of adolescents in Australia in 2005, and has been working with Mental Health First Aid Australia ever since, in research, curriculum development and training. Claire is passionate about the mental health of young people, having experienced mental illness in her adolescence and young adulthood, and having an understanding of how difficult it is to seek or accept help during these important years, and knowing how important it is to do so.
About the Webcast
Generation Next recognises that not everyone can attend our face to face events so we are trialling this new initiative to make information on critically important topics available nationwide via a webcast. To maximise accessibility the webcast is free of charge. Setting up and executing these webcasts entails considerable costs. Please consider helping us offset these costs by purchasing our handbooks. All proceeds from handbook sales are used to cover the cost of our free webcasts, non profit events and research.
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