EVENT | Generations in conversation: Bridging perspectives on youth mental health

EVENT | Generations in conversation: Bridging perspectives on youth mental health

28 January 2024

Orygen is bringing together a panel of global experts for a special in-person event this February, Generations in conversation: Bridging perspectives on youth mental health.

Presented by Orygen Institute and The Policy Institute, King's College London the public discussion will include voices from across the generations, coming together to discuss new data from Australia and the UK on the ‘rising tide’ of youth mental health issues.

Orygen Executive Director Professor Patrick McGorry AO will be joined by an esteemed national and international panel including Professor Bobby Duffy, Director of The Policy Institute, King’s College London. With 30 years’ experience in policy research and evaluation, Professor Duffy is the author of several books, including ‘The Generation Divide: Why We Can't Agree and Why We Should’.

The free event, hosted by Nine News Melbourne reporter Heidi Murphy, will see a dialogue exploring different generational perceptions of the social and economic culprits driving the increase in mental health issues, plus what governments should do to improve young people’s mental health now and into the future.

Other expert panellists include Chair of the Productivity Commission Danielle Wood, Foundations for Tomorrow Managing Director Taylor Hawkins and CEO of the Australian School of Entrepreneurship and award-winning advocate for young people, diversity and inclusion Jahin Tanvir.

All policymakers, young people, mental health professionals, researchers and concerned individuals are invited to attend this important event, held on Thursday 29 February, at the State Library Victoria.

Registrations are open HERE.

The panel is the first of three upcoming collaborative events between Orygen Institute and The Policy Institute, King’s College London. A Policy Lab and Masterclass hosted by The Policy Institute Director of Research Alexandra Pollitt will take place on March 4 and 5 at Orygen Parkville.

King’s College London developed the Policy Lab methodology, which brings together research, policy, practitioner and service user expertise to assess the evidence and understand barriers and constraints to change. The sessions then use this understanding to inform ideas for policy options that can help improve outcomes.

Contact [email protected] for more information.