IAYMH: A great opportunity to learn from young people passionate about youth mental health!

  • August 21, 2017
  • Blog

It’s been an honour to be one of the youth co-convenors for my first IAYMH conference - an experience I won’t forget. In the lead up to the conference I’ve had the privilege of working alongside some incredibly talented and fiercely strong advocates for young people in mental health. A sentiment seen throughout the conference programme. But it also reminds me that not all young people have access to services with the same dedicated and passionate people. As a young…

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Building Empathy through Dialogue

  • August 8, 2017
  • Blog

I’ve been privileged to attend each of the International Association for Youth Mental Health Conferences since the first conference was held in Melbourne in 2010 attending first as a PhD student and then as someone leading programs within the NGO sector. Regardless of where the event has headed in the world since then – Brighton, Montreal and now Dublin – what I’ve loved about the IAYMH is the way in which each conference has been planned and delivered in genuine…

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Making New Connections, Renewing Old Ones & Learning Heaps at IAYMH

  • August 1, 2017
  • Blog

My first experience with the International Association of Youth Mental Health was attending the conference in Brighton in 2013. I’d been invited to give a plenary address about brain development in adolescence which was very exciting for me; the event itself was unlike all other conferences I had been to, with the involvement of young people and charities front and centre. There was a great range of presentations and speakers, and I am very much looking forward to the 2017…

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Join a Global Community Focused on Improving Youth Mental Health!

  • July 25, 2017
  • Blog

Dear Colleagues: Please join me in becoming part of the International Association for Youth Mental Health (IAYMH) and participating in the fourth IAYMH conference, which will take place in Dublin, Ireland September 24-27, 2017 (www.iaymh2017.com)! By engaging with IAYMH you will join a global community of people who are focusing attention on improving the mental health and well-being of young people and their families around the globe. In the United States we know that approximately 1 in 5 youth ages…

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IAYMH Conference – Beacon of Light and Hope

  • July 19, 2017
  • Blog

We are now just weeks away from the Dublin 2017 IAYMH Conference and I’m excited! I first engaged with the International Association of Youth Mental Health when I joined the conference in Montreal in 2015 to speak about peer support and student mental health. The event was lively, engaging and thought-provoking. It was unlike any conference I’ve attended before, bringing together academics, clinicians, charities and young people. I left the event with a passionate resurgence of energy, reminded that my…

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