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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 paediatric 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.

Course information

  • 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

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