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Mental Health Week Events at Alex

6/10/2015
Mental health week is an annual national awareness event held to coincide with World Mental Health day, which is held on the 10th October each year.  It aims to raise awareness of the importance of mental health and wellbeing in the wider community.  This year as part of Mental Health week, Alexandra Hills SHS has arranged for an informative 60 minute presentation on ‘NAVIGATING TEENAGE DEPRESSION.’ 

The presentation will be delivered by Peter Ferreira, from The Blackdog Institute, (http://www.blackdoginstitute.org.au) who is experienced in mood disorders and dealing with young persons with a mood disorder.

The talk is designed for: Parents, carers, teachers, or people working with young people

The presentation covers:

  • The pressures faced by teenagers today
  • Signs and symptoms of depression and bipolar disorder in young people
  • Identification of early warning signs
  • When and where to seek help
  • Practical strategies for offering support and communicating with a young person you are worried about
  • Strategies for building resilience

Date: 6th Oct 2015

Time: 6.30-7.30pm

Venue: Alexandra Hills SHS Library

For further information or to RSVP, please contact Lisa Davies, School Based Youth Health Nurse on 3820 1444.