Melbourne MHIS Program

The Mental Health in Schools Conference

SOCIAL EMOTIONAL CONNECTION, THE CORNERSTONE OF MENTAL HEALTH IN YOUNG PEOPLE

Melbourne, Thursday 30th & Friday 31st May 2024
The Convention Centre, Melbourne

*Please note, the program is almost complete but some updates are to come

Thursday

Session 1
  • Conference Opening & Welcome
  • Opening Keynote Address: Unsiloing the Self: Understanding the Relationship between Connection and Autonomy
    Professor Bill von Hippel, Professor of Social Psychology
Session 2
  • Keynote Presentation: Elements of Affirming School Cultures for Gender and Sexuality Diverse Young People
    Dr Victoria Rawlings
  • Presentation: School Belonging and School Costs for Families in Specialist Homelessness Services
    Suzannah Willis
Session 3
  • Presentation: Developing a National Voluntary Mental Health and Wellbeing Check-in for Australian School Students
    Professor Ron Rapee & Dr Lauren McLellen
  • Presentation: Developing a framework and decision aid for school-based interventions
    Dr Belinda Poole
  • Keynote Presentation: It’s all about the Flex: Breaking the Hex of School Refusal
    Dr Shannon Morton

Friday

Session 1
  • Keynote Presentation: TikTok: Everything you wanted to know, including how to make it safer for students
    Dr Scott Griffiths
  • Presentation: Strong and Deadly Futures
    Dr Kriscia Tapia, Matilda Centre
Session 2
  • Keynote Presentation: Mindfulness in education: A critical examination of recent findings
    Associate Professor Nicholas Van Dam
  • Presentation: TBA
Session 3

  • Presentation TBA
  • Keynote Presentation: Scaffolding for Co-regulation: Why Connectedness is Key!
    Dr Madeline Wishart