Sydney MHIS Program

The Mental Health in Schools Conference

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

Sydney, Thursday 16th & Friday 17th May 2024
NSWTF Conference Centre, Surry Hills

*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 Based Initiatives in LGBTIQ+ Mental Health
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: School-based alcohol and drug prevention in collaboration with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
    Dr Kriscia Tapia, Matilda Centre
Session 2
  • Presentation: Trauma Aware Schooling
    Dr Lucinda Grummitt
  • Presentation: Resisting, Reckoning and Responding: A World First Theory of Young Men’s Anxiety
    Krista Fisher
Session 3
  • Keynote Presentation: Scaffolding for Co-regulation: Why Connectedness is Key!
    Dr Madeline Wishart