Introduction to Young Adult Health

"Investments in adolescent health and wellbeing bring benefits today, for decades to come, and for the next generation” Lancet Commission

Literature and clinical expertise identify that there is a need to improve knowledge and skills of health care providers caring for young adults. Traditionally education for healthcare professionals has been in paediatric and adult healthcare. There is a recognised gap in education for health professionals in the young adult health cohort.

This workshop offers participants the opportunity to develop skills to engage, assess and respond to the health needs and risks of young people. It will help participants develop youth-friendly services and reduce barriers to young people accessing services.

Who should attend?
This course is relevant for:
  • GP’s
  • Medical Officers
  • Social & youth support workers
  • Registered Nurses
  • Allied Health
Workshop topics & speakers

Medical and clinical experts from Mater's Young Adult Health Centre (MYAHC) will present on a range of topical issues facing young adults.

Workshop topics:
  • Young adult context
  • Health and development of young people
  • Engagement and communication
  • Psychosocial care of young people – includes use of HEADSSS framework
  • Mental health
  • Substance use
  • Integrated care of young people
  • Greg McGahan – A/Director, MYAHC | Young adult health & development
  • Dr Laura Mead – Psychiatry Registrar, MYAHC | Substance use & mental health in young adults
Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP)
Activity no. 146995 allocated 40 Category 1 points (and eligible for mental health CPD specific requirement recognition) in the QI&CPD Program for the 2017-19 triennium.
Duration and cost

8.00 am - 4.00 pm


Cancellation and refund policy

Mater South Brisbane Campus
Raymond Terrace, South Brisbane

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04 Jun 2019 South Brisbane $330.00 Apply Now