Workshop for High-Schoolers: Mental Health and Stress Management

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Independent Schools Foundation ISF academy (Secondary)

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Calling High-School Students!

Join Coolminds and Orygen to learn more about mental health and managing stress.

Orygen Youth Health are one of the leading mental health charities in Australia, and the world. They are visiting Hong Kong and will be running a free workshop for high-school students on Tuesday, 26th February.

Date: Tuesday 26th February

Time: 5-6pm

Attendees: All High School students aged 16 and above

Venue: The ISF Academy, Cyberport

Cost: Free! (Please register via Eventbrite)

Please note: Simultaneous translation Cantonese will be provided

What to expect:

1) Learn how to manage stress and distress from these world experts, and about how you can help others who are finding things tough.

2) Get to know other like-minded students from different schools across Hong Kong.

3) Give us feedback as to what resources and help you would like to see in Hong Kong....and we will go and make that happen!

Questions? Email

Coolminds is an initiative from Mind Hong Kong and KELY Support Group, supported by the Weez Project. We are grateful to ISF Academy for their kind use of their auditorium.

Speaker Bios:

Associate Professor Rosemary Purcell, MPsych, PhD

Director, Research, Orygen, the National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health

Associate Professor Rosemary Purcell is the Director of Research at Orygen. She is also a Principal Research Fellow in the Centre for Youth Mental Health at the University of Melbourne and a registered psychologist.

Rosemary has contributed to a significant number of publications in the areas of youth mental health, early intervention and forensic mental health. She is currently an investigator on a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Project Grant investigating the benefits of physical activity for young people with depression, and is the Managing Editor of the journal Early Intervention in Psychiatry.

Rosemary was the inaugural Director of the
headspace Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health and was the Director of the Transitions Study, a large cohort study examining predictors of illness change and progression in young help-seekers attending headspace services.

Rosemary’s primary research interests are clinical staging in mental health, early intervention to reduce forensic outcomes in young people, and the use of low intensity interventions for mood and anxiety disorders in young people.

Caroline Crlenjak, BOccThy, MaOT

National Projects Manager, Orygen, the National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health

Caroline Crlenjak is the National Projects Manager at Orygen. She is a registered occupational therapist who has worked across specialist youth and adult mental health services for the past 15 years.

Caroline has a particular interest in working with young people with first episode psychosis and over the past 5 years helped to develop and deliver workforce training for the expansion of early psychosis services across Australia through headspace centres. Her particular interest is in working with young people who have difficulties engaging in traditional mental health services.

Caroline engages in teaching in mental health occupational therapy at La Trobe University, Melbourne, where she lectures in psychosocial interventions for mental health across the lifespan.

Currently, she coordinates the translation of youth mental health research into the delivery of education and training to the youth mental health workforce across Australia, including health and community sectors. She also provides workforce and service consultation to new services and programs supporting young people with moderate to severe mental health problems.

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