Mon Mar 20 2023 at 08:30 am to Wed Mar 22 2023 at 12:30 pm
RACV Royal Pines Resort, Ross Street, Benowa, Gold Coast, Australia
Child & Adolescent Mental Health Conference
In 2021, the invisible economic cost due to mental health problems in adolescents was approximately $387 billion per year*.
Each year in Australia alone, nearly $200 million in mental health care expenses is billed to Medicare, with $37 million paid by families in out-of-pocket expenses for the diagnosis and treatment of young people who are mentally unwell.**
Perceived need is not enough.
To provide the right mental health care for children and adolescents, we need to identify the gap between what we think the needs of Australian adolescents are, compared with the rates of actual service utilisation.
The Child & Adolescent Mental Health Conference is designed to provide practical skills, relevant information, personal insight, and strategies for professionals working in child and adolescent mental health and wellbeing.
Find out more about assessing, treating, & providing ongoing mental health support for children, young people, and their families.
* UNICEF, The State of the World’s Children 2021: On My Mind – Promoting, protecting, and caring for children’s mental health. United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF): New York (2021)
** Youth mental health a multi-million-dollar burden on Australian families | Deakin