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How to Know if Your Teen Needs Mental Health Support
October 23, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pmFree
An opportunity for parents and carers to get clear information from mental health experts and to ask important questions.
Dr Gilda Brunello – has worked in General Practice both in Sydney and Brisbane for more than 20 years. Over this time she has developed an ever growing interest in Mental Health and young people. She has a strong involvement in the GPs in Schools program which has been instrumental in developing this interest.
Dr James Ibrahim – works at Karrikin Youth and AdolescentMental Health Service which is a mobile and assertive outreach mental health service for young people aged 12-25 years residing within Northern Sydney and Northern Beaches area, who are experiencing severe and complex mental health concerns.
Louise Kelaher – a peer support worker at the Child and Youth Mental Health services on the Lower North Shore. She uses her lived experience of mental health issues to support young people through crisis and in recovery. Louise also has a background working in adult mental health in the public, PHN and NGO sectors.
Jake Casella – Jake is the program manager of Open Up at ONE EIGHTY. His role is to support the volunteer facilitators and train them in facilitation skills and how to support participants with access to local services, phone numbers and websites.
Open Up is a free community peer support group, helping young people who are socially isolated, living with mental health issues, or who for those who want to connect with other like- minded individuals, listen to other peoples stories, or share what they’re going through.