WA’S ANNUAL YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH FORUM
WEDNESDAY 1 SEPTEMBER 2021
PERTH CONVENTION & EXHIBITION CENTRE
In Your Head is back again and bigger than ever for its fifth year!
Join hundreds of students and teachers at WA’s only Mental Health Forum for Young People featuring engaging keynote presentations and dynamic breakout sessions from industry leaders. In Your Head is designed to provide young people and teachers with a greater understanding of adolescent mental health and practical skills to support their own wellbeing.
WHO IS IT FOR?
In Your Head is a school excursion like no other! Students, teachers and parents are all welcome. In 2020, over 600 students from more than 35 schools across WA were in attendance.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
- Keynote presentations and panel discussion with youth mental health leaders
- A variety of engaging and interactive breakout sessions for students and teachers to choose from
- Appearances from professional athletes
- Sample different ways of maintaining good mental health
- Stress management activities
WHO IS SPEAKING?
Psychologist, Author & Founder of Hey Sigmund
Karen has worked extensively with children, teens and families, in educational and organisation settings. She has lectured and has a Masters in Gestalt Therapy.
Karen created Hey Sigmund, an internationally popular online resource, as a way to provide contemporary, research-driven information on the art of being human, and being with humans. The website emphasises strengthening the mental wellness of children and adolescents and attracts millions of readers each year worldwide.
Her articles have been translated into numerous languages and her work has been published internationally on The Huffington Post, The Good Men Project, The Mighty, and Yahoo Health and Karen can often be heard on ABC radio and TV programs such as The Project. She is a sought-after international speaker to sold out events from New York to Newcastle and has authored three books, including the bestselling ‘Hey Warrior’ and ‘Hey Awesome’, which creatively assist children to understand and manage anxiety.
A/PROF JO ROBINSON
Head of Suicide Prevention Research at Orygen
Jo Robinson is an Associate Professor at Orygen, where she leads the suicide prevention research unit, regarded as the leading centre of youth suicide research in the world.
A/Prof Robinson’s work focuses on the development, and rigorous testing, of novel interventions that specifically target at risk youth across settings, on evidence synthesis, and on the translation of research evidence into practice and policy.
Her work has a strong focus on the potential of social media platforms in suicide prevention. This includes the development of the #chatsafe guidelines, the first evidence-based best practice guidelines for safe peer-peer communication about suicide online, which were recently brought to life via a national social media-based suicide prevention campaign that reached over 3 million young people.
A/Prof Robinson also has a keen interest in policy development and evaluation and has led the development of two major policy reports and is regularly called upon to provide advice to both state and federal government.
Aboriginal Mental Health Consultant, Youth Worker and Yamatji Man
Brian is a Yamatji man from Geraldton WA and has worked in Aboriginal Mental Health since 1997. With over 30 years experience working in human and community development, Brian has developed valuable skills and knowledge which allow him to work effectively with Aboriginal people in the metropolitan and remote areas.
In 1977 aged 5, Brian was removed from his mother’s care and placed in Ingada Mission in Carnarvon, almost 500 kilometres away from his family, Culture, and home. Brian was made a WA Ward of the State and placed into Foster Care and would never live with his mother again. Brian would like to share his story and how he overcame many issues associated with being removed.
He hopes to inspire youth to find their own voice and to feel comfortable to seek mental health support for themselves, their friends, and others, if ever needed throughout their lives. Brian has an amazing ability to engage with people on a deep level, and builds trust and respect with a great deal of integrity.
ADDITIONAL EXCITING KEYNOTE SPEAKERS TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON!
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
Students from $35
Teachers/Adults from $40
Groups (11 students) from $450
HOW DO I BOOK TICKETS?
You can book directly online or download a paper booking form on the links below.
Send scanned booking forms to firstname.lastname@example.org