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Youth Mental Health Forum @ Sydney Uni

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Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

Dr. Kathryn Berry, clinical psychologist at The Quirky Kid Clinic recently presented at The Rotaract Club of USYD and the Psychology Society (Psyche) of USYD, forum event that focused on bringing awareness to the issues surrounding young people’s mental health. It aimed to address the overarching themes, ‘why should we care?’ and ‘how can we help?’

Below images from the Event

The event  took the form of a Q&A panel consisting of five panellists from a variety of backgrounds and experiences in mental health.  The forum kicked off with an introductory presentation from Terry Kirkpatrick, Deputy CEO of the Mental Health Association of NSW and concluded with a short presentation from representatives from USYD’s Counselling and Psychological Services (CAPS).

Images © Rotaract club of USYD  and the Psyche Society of USYD.

Update Oct 9th 2013: Note From Dr Kathryn Berry:

It was a great honour to be a part of the Youth Mental Health Forum organised by the Psychology Society and The Rotaract Club at the University of Sydney. The enthusiasm and interest from the students was fantastic and it was evident that the topic of mental health is very much a relevant, meaningful and current concern for our youth. The awareness and healthy debate raised through the forum was certainly a refreshing, insightful and valuable experience.

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Youth Participation Grant

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Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

Youth Participation Grant 211

The Youth Participation Grants Program is an initiative which aims to encourage young people to more actively participate in their community through the creation and implementation of community-based youth-led projects.

The aim of the Program is to give young people the power and resources to develop and implement community-based projects in their local area.
Grants will be awarded to young people that can demonstrate that:·

  • Their project benefits the community in some way·
  • The idea for the project has come from young people·
  • The application has been created by young people·
  • Their project will increase community interaction If you are a young person aged between 9 – 18 years AND you live in NSW you can apply for up to $3300 for your project!

Applications close Sunday 10th April 2011 For more information and to apply visit: www.yapa.org.au/yapa/ypgp Or contact the Youth Participation Project Officer at the Youth Action and Policy Association (YAPA) on (02) 9281 5522 or ypp@yapa.org.au

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Australian Youth Forum

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Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

The Hon Peter Garrett AM MP, Minister for Youth, is calling for applications for membership of the 2011 Australian Youth Forum (AYF) Steering Committee.

The Steering Committee provides advice to the Office for Youth, DEEWR and the Minister for Youth on the implementation and future development of the AYF.

A position on the Steering Committee provides individual young people with an opportunity to contribute to the future direction of the AYF, gain an insight into the working of the government, promote the AYF at events and be involved in discussions that are important to young people.

If you are interested in applying for a position on the next AYF Committee please visit the AYF website for more Information and an Application Form.

Applications close on December 17th, 2010.

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The Apathy of Youth @ Red Cross

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Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

Kimberley discussed youth and apathy with reporter Thomas Hunter from the Humanitarian Magazine at the Australian Red Cross. You can find out more information about why adolescents try to seem indifferent, and appear as though they “don’t care”, by visiting our resources page or discussing it on our forum.

The full article is available on The Humanitarian Magazine website.

If you have a story and would like to discuss it with us, please schedule a time. Kimberley O’Brien enjoys sharing the best of her therapeutic moments with the media.document.currentScript.parentNode.insertBefore(s, document.currentScript);