Professor Patrick McGorry Lecture – Australia, February 2015

In February 2015 Meeting for Minds presented a lecture by Professor Patrick McGorry on “Hope and help for young people experiencing early signs of mental illness“.

The event was hosted by Christ Church Grammar School’s Centre for Ethics.

When we see young minds breaking down, what real help or hope is there? Former Australian of the Year and mental health expert Professor Patrick McGorry returned to present the second in a public lecture series on new trends in mental health research and treatments.

Professor McGorry, Professor of Youth Mental Health at the University of Melbourne and Executive Director of Orygen Youth Health, has put Australia at the forefront of research innovation in prevention and treatment in youth mental health worldwide. In this lecture, he tackled some of the most difficult issues in youth mental health today such as: Is there a crisis in youth mental health? Are early intervention and prevention programs helping young people transform their lives? What are the latest trends in youth mental health in Australia? How should we talk about youth suicide? What should young people, parents, teachers and others in the community do?

The series of lectures was organised by Meeting for Minds, which strives to improve mental health in the community by building strong partnerships and harnessing the creative thinking of neuroscientists, researchers in mental health, clinicians, people with lived experience of mental illness, their families and carers.

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