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#youthgotthis Mental Health Forum
#youthgotthis is back for 2021!

The Matilda Centre once again partners with #youthgotthis to hold this virtual public forum on Youth Mental Health.

This event is for people who are passionate about the mental health of young Australians - sharing knowledge, research and lived experiences to improve the mental health of young people through education and empowerment.

Accomplished journalist, television presenter and Mental Health Advocate, Jessica Rowe AM, will be back to facilitate this panel discussion and Q&A with guests: Xavier Eales, Dr Rebecca Overton, Dr Ally Nicolopoulos, Kristen Douglas and Dr Emma Barrett.

Oct 11, 2021 07:00 PM in Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

The University of Sydney's Matilda Centre
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We would like to thank King & Wood Mallesons and NRL Community 'State of Mind' for their support.

If you are in distress, you can contact one of these national helplines:
- Lifeline: 13 11 14
- Beyond Blue: 1300 22 46 36
- Suicide Call Back Service: 1300 659 467
- MensLine Australia: 1300 789 978
- Kids Helpline: 1800 551 800
- Headspace: 1800 650 890
- ReachOut: au.reachout.com

Speakers

Jessica Rowe AM
Journalist, Author & TV Presenter
Jessica Rowe is an accomplished journalist, television presenter and three-time bestselling author. Jess is a passionate advocate for mental health awareness, having herself experienced post-natal depression. She is an ambassador for beyondblue and a patron of Mental Health Australia. In 2015 Jess was honoured as a Member of the Order of Australia for her mental health advocacy work and her contribution to Australian media.
Xavier Eales
Youth Ambassador
Xavier is 23 years old and has a passion for educating others on the ins and outs of youth mental health, leveraging on his own struggles as a teenager. At the age of 17, Xavier revealed his battle with depression to his peers at St Ignatius’ College, Riverview, in a school-wide address which caught national attention. He has been involved in the cause ever since. Following high school Xavier studied at the University of Sydney and is now a Founding Principal at Barrenjoey Capital Partners.
Dr Rebecca Overton
General Practitioner and co-founder of #youthgotthis
Dr Rebecca Overton is a GP who practices in Sydney and is one of founding organisers of #youthgotthis. She gives talks to students as part of the 'GPs in Schools' program, talks to students in schools about mental health and is on the GP Advisory Board for the Black Dog Institute. She practices with an interest in mental health and has noted an increasing number of presentations of young people facing challenges with their mental health since the commencement of the COVID pandemic.
Dr Ally Nicolopoulos
Postdoctoral Research Fellow @Black Dog Institute
Ally is a postdoctoral research fellow at Black Dog Institute currently working on the 'Under the Radar' Project, co-designing a new model of care that reduces the suicidal distress of those that are flying under the radar. Ally enjoys boxing in her spare time and has competed in a number of tournaments.
Kristen Douglas
National Manager & Head of headspace Schools @headspace
Kristen specialises in working with leaders in complex, acute, and high disruption environments, and supports leaders to see through the fog of volatile, uncertain, complex, or ambiguous environments. She has worked closely with school and sector leaders during some of the most distressing, traumatic, and emotionally charged events.
Dr Emma Barrett
NHMRC Emerging Leadership Fellow & Psychologist @The Matilda Centre
Emma is an NHMRC Emerging Leadership Fellow and Psychologist at the University of Sydney's Matilda Centre. Among her many achievements, Emma is a Fulbright Postdoctoral Scholar and spent a year in the US collaborating with international researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina to lead the development of an integrated treatment for adolescents with co-occurring PTSD and substance use.
Professor Maree Teesson
Director @The Matilda Centre and co-founder of #youthgotthis
Emily Cook
Co-founder of #youthgotthis