Introduction to Young Adult Health
Young adults have unique developmental, health and psychosocial needs. Understanding these complex needs and being equipped to manage them, along with the range of issues that can add to a young person’s level of mental health risk, requires ongoing education and training.
Mater Education’s Introduction to Young Adult Health course provides a highly practical foundation in young adult healthcare. The course is led by experts from Mater Young Adult Health Centre and gives participants an excellent grounding in the development of tailored skills for engaging, assessing and responding to young adult patients. Key areas of learning include:
- identifying mental health issues in young people
- communicating with young people around sensitive information
- delivering youth friendly services that reduce access barriers for young people
- unpacking and responding to complex needs
- easing the transition from peadiatric care to adult care for young people.
Who should attend?
Our Introduction to Young Adult Health course is relevant for all healthcare professionals working with young adults. This includes GPs, medical officers, nursing professionals, youth workers and allied health professionals.
Medical and clinical experts from Mater's Young Adult Health Centre (MYAHC) will present on a range of topical issues facing young adults.
- 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
Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP)
RACG 40 CPD accredited activity points allocated.
8 am - 4.00 pm
$330 (incl. GST)
Dr Simon Denny — Director MYAHCB and Adolescent Physician
Associate Professor Simon Denny is an Adolescent and Young Adult Physician who is the Director of the Mater Young Adult Health Centre. He trained as a Paediatrician in New Zealand and has worked for over 18 years with adolescents and young adults at the Centre for Youth Health in South Auckland.
He was the Principal Investigator of Youth’07 which was New Zealand’s second National Youth Health and Wellbeing survey. He has published extensively on youth health issues in New Zealand and was past chairs of the Adolescent Health Research Group and Society of Youth Health Professionals Aotearoa New Zealand. He brings a clinical and epidemiological focus on youth health issues, especially around risk taking behaviours, wellbeing and youth appropriate health services.
Greg McGahan — Senior Manager MYAHCB and Mental Health Nurse
Geoff Corbett — Youth substance worker
Psychiatrists from MYAHCB
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