Youth Policy Forums: Event One

Wednesday 3rd March 2021

Young People and Mental Health and Wellbeing

Policy Considerations for Schools

In 2021 the Australian College of Educators, FlindersUniversity College of Education, Psychology and SocialWork, and the Commissioner for Children and YoungPeople are hosting a series of Youth Policy Forums on issues impacting young people’s engagement with education.  Each forum will focus on a different issue including mental health, legal issues, homelessness and transitions to employment. The first Policy Forum is Young People and Mental Health and Wellbeing – Policy Considerations for Schools. 

You will hear from our Key Note Speaker South Australian Mental Health Commissioner David Kelly. Followed by Q&A with a stakeholder panel including:

  • Professor Michael Kyrios, Vice-President andExecutive Dean of the College of Education,Psychology and Social Work.
  • Steven Wright, Executive Manager of Youth Services Sonder
  • Dr Sally Gibson, Department for Education
  • Jenni Cook, Deputy Principal Mt Barker High School

Moderated by the Commissioner for Children and YoungPeople Helen Connolly.

Designed for a broad audience of educators, youth workers, policy makers, researchers, advocates and service providers, the Forums will examine critical issues faced by young people and how we can work together to respond to the challenges.

 

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