LIVE RECORDED EVENT: 22/10/2020

ClearThinking Research Council and Guests Panel Discussion

Topic: Family, Friends and COVID: Impact on young people’s mental health and well-being

Launch: 7-8pm, 22 October 2020.

A panel of experts including

  • Dr Peggy Brown, former CEO of the National Mental Health Commission of Australia
  • Associate Professor Simon Denny, Director, Mater Young Adult Health Centre, Brisbane
  • Dr Tatjana Ewais, Chair, Queensland Faculty of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Royal Australian & New
    Zealand College of Psychiatrists

The ClearThinking Queensland event covers the following issues:

  • The role of family in adolescent development
  • Parental and community strategies to foster the mental health of young people
  • The short- and long-term impact of COVID on families and young people
  • How to cope with these impacts

 

BACKGROUND BRIEFING PAPER

The Clearthinking Queensland (CTQ) Mental Health Week event.

Launch: 9am 10 October 2020.

Topic: Family, Friends and COVID: Impact on young people’s mental health and well-being

“Many of the problems currently facing young people have been in the making for the past two decades, without adequate recognition or response. The pace of change affecting young people is unprecedented. We must transform our health, education, family support, and legal systems to keep pace with these changes – the pandemic has revealed these pre-existing problems, which will impact our young people more severely than any other group. COVID-19 also creates an opportunity to take long-overdue action, action which must involve young people at all stages of the re-design of our communities.”

 

Introduction