Special Symposium - Youth mental health: From phenomenology to virtual reality and back again

Orygen is pleased to present a special symposium on Youth mental health: From phenomenology to virtual reality and back again

Mental-ill health disproportionately affects young people. Despite the significant progress and outcomes achieved by the youth mental health reform, mental illness continues to be the leading cause of disability for young people worldwide. It is critical that the experience of emerging mental ill-health (its phenomenology) is well understood – this can help us better direct treatments and research studies. Novel research methodologies and approaches to early treatments are also key to advancing the field and providing young people and their families with the effective support they need. A nuanced understanding of the experience of emerging mental disorder and developing novel interventions are mutually complementary.

This special symposium brings together International and Australian experts conducting cutting edge research into understanding the experience of mental illness in young people and developing digital interventions with the potential to transform the lives of young people as well as youth mental health services around the world.

Free Registration is essential via Eventbrite here

Presenters include:

  • Professor Matthew Broome (University of Birmingham, UK)
  • Professor Lucia Valmaggia (King's College London, UK)
  • Professor Murat Yucel (Monash University)
  • Professor Barnaby Nelson (Orygen)
  • Associate Professor Andrew Thompson (Orygen)
  • Dr Andreas Rassmusen (Copenhagen University, Denmark


Date Wednesday 21st November 2018

Location Ian Potter Auditorium, Melbourne Brain Centre, 30 Royal Pde Parkville

Timings 9:00 am Registrations open (MBC Foyer)

9:30 am Presentations and panel discussions

1:00 pm Light networking lunch (MBC Foyer)