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New Directions for Youth Mental Health

Approved for 4.5 External Credits by CPsychI

September 27, 2022
September 27, 2022
10:00 am - 3:30 pm
The Royal Irish Academy, 19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2, Ireland   View map

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New Directions for Youth Mental Health

Youth Mental Health Research Meeting with International speakers, ‘Lived Experience’ talk , panel discussions and findings from YMH studies

Date:  Tuesday 27th September 2022
Venue:  Royal Irish Academy, Dublin 2
Organisers:  CPsychI Faculty of Youth and Student Psychiatry, YouLead, RCSI, NUI Galway, UCD, HRB

CPD: Approved for 4.5 External / Internal Credits by CPsychI


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10:00 Welcome address

Professor Mary Cannon Professor of Psychiatric Epidemiology and Youth Mental Health, RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences, and Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist, Beaumont Hospital Dublin

10:10 Structure and Function: What are the key elements of a next-generation youth mental health service system?

Dr. Jai Shah, Associate Director, Prevention and Early Intervention Program for Psychosis (PEPP) and Associate Professor of Psychiatry, McGill University, Montreal

10:50 Tea and coffee
11:20 Training a Youth Psychiatry Workforce: Australia

Dr. Daniel Pellen, Consultant Psychiatrist & Clinical Lead, Early Psychosis Intervention team, Western Sydney; Chair of the RANZCP Binational Section of Youth Mental Health Committee and Lead of group aiming to develop a sub-specialty in Youth Psychiatry

12:00  Irish Youth Mental Health Services: a lived experience perspective

PSyCHE Youth Advisory Panel

12:20  Lunch
13:20  Findings from the YouLead study

Chaired by Professor David Cotter, Professor of Molecular Psychiatry, RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences

Daráine Murphy – Findings on attitudes and experiences of families’ in seeking access to mental health services for young people 

Niall Mac Dhonnagáin – Findings on community based interventions for youth mental health

Emmet Power – Findings on the relationship between adversity and psychological symptoms in young people

14:20 Early Intervention and Youth Mental Health: Birmingham UK

Professor Rachel Upthegrove l Professor of Psychiatry and Youth Mental Health, University of Birmingham & Consultant Psychiatrist, Birmingham Early Intervention Services

15:00  Panel discussion and Q&A

Chaired by Professor Patrick McGorry, Executive Director, Orygen Youth Health, Melbourne, and Professor of Youth Mental Health, Centre for Youth Mental Health, University of Melbourne, Australia

Featuring speakers, YouLead PIs, collaborators and trainees and youth advisory panel members

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