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Brain and Mind Centre Youth Model

Putting young people at the centre of care

A series of education and training online seminars to help upskill youth mental health professionals in the delivery of the BMC Youth Model of Care

COVID-19 has been a difficult time for people all around the world, and Australians are no exception. Job losses, physical isolation, cancelled major lifetime events such as weddings and holidays, and the uncertainty of the foreseeable future have rapidly become the new norm for many, and thus, it is not surprising to see the mental health of Australians being a major concern. Additionally, it is reported that young people in particular will be hardest hit with mental ill-health – as 75% of disorders appear before the age of 25 years, and the leading cause of death being suicide.

The education and training online seminars are co-led by Professor Ian Hickie AM and A/Professor Elizabeth Scott.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points can be claimed for Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Social Workers, Occupational Therapists, and Mental Health Nurses. The BMC Youth Model of Care trainng program has been approved as a CPD-accredited activity by the RANZCP.

Seminar 1 - A new approach in youth mental health

Highly personalised and measurement-based care model to manage youth mental health

Seminar 2 - Understanding illness trajectories

Combining clinical stage and pathophysiological mechanisms to understand illness trajectories in young people with emerging mood & psychotic disorders

Seminar 3 - A comprehensive assessment framework for youth

A comprehensive assessment framework for youth mental health: guiding highly personalised and measurement-based care.

Seminar 4 - Using the BMC Youth Model to personalise care options

How to personalise care options in youth mental health to guide treatment selection

Seminar 5 - A youth mental health service delivery model

A service delivery model to support highly personalised and measurement-based care in youth mental health.

Seminar 6 - Maximising digiHealth solutions in youth mental health

How to practically adopt the BMC Youth Model using digiHealth solutions to ultimately further enhance clinical skills and expertise

Seminar 7 - Circadian-based mood disorders: ​Bipolar & atypical depression

This seminar is presented by Associate Professor Elizabeth Scott, on circadian-based mood disorders, including a case example of how to apply these skills.

Seminar 8 - Circadian-based mood disorders: Assessment & intervention

This seminar is presented by Associate Professor Elizabeth Scott and focuses specifically on assessment & intervention, applying the BMC Youth Model core concepts.

Case Study 1 - Applying the BMC Youth Model

Three case studies in how to apply the model

Case Study 2 - Applying the BMC Youth Model Pt 2

A follow-up on the three case studies with the model applied.

Resources

Seminar 1 - Slide deck (pdf, 2.7mb)

Resource 1 - Iorfino F, Scott EM, Carpenter JS, et al. Clinical stage transitions in persons aged 12 to 25 years presenting to early intervention mental health services with anxiety, mood, and psychotic disorders. JAMA Psychiatry 2019; 76 (11):1167-75.

Resource 2 - Iorfino F, Hermens DF, Cross SP, et al. Delineating the trajectories of social and occupational functioning of young people attending early intervention mental health services in Australia: a longitudinal study. BMJ Open 2018; 8:e020678.

Resource 3 - Iorfino F, Hermens DF, Cross SP, et al. Prior suicide attempts predict worse clinical and functional outcomes in young people attending a mental health service. Journal of Affective Disorders 2018; 238: 563-9.

Seminar 2 - Slide deck (pdf, 3.5mb)

Resource 1 - Slide 8 references 1, 2 and 3

Resource 2 - Slide 13/14 reference 1

Resource 3 - Slide 18 references 1 and 2

Seminar 3 - Slide deck (pdf, 2.2mb)

Resource 1 - Davenport TA, LaMonica HM, Whittle L, et al. Validation of the InnoWell Platform: protocol for a clinical trial. JMIR Research Protocols 2019; 8 (5): e13955.

Seminar 5 - Slide deck (pdf, 2.4mb)

Resource 1 - Hickie IB, Davenport TA, Burns JM. Project Synergy: co-designing technology-enabled solutions for Australian mental health services reform. Medical Journal of Australia 2019; 211 (7) Suppl: S3-S39.

Resource 2 - Iorfino F, Cross SP, Davenport TA, et al. A digital platform designed for youth mental health services to deliver personalized and measurement-based care. Frontiers in Psychiatry 2019.

Resource 3 - Iorfino F, Davenport TA, Ospina-Pinillos L, et al. Using new and emerging technologies to identify and respond to suicidality among help-seeking young people: a cross-sectional study. JMIR 2017; 19 (7): e247.

Seminar 6 - Slide deck (pdf, 4.2mb)

Resource 1 - Cross SPM, Hermens DF, Scott EM, et al. A clinical staging model for early intervention youth mental health services. Psychiatric Services 2014; 65 (7): 939-43.

Resource 2 - Ospina-Pinillos L, Davenport T, Iorfino F, et al. Using new and innovative technologies to assess clinical stage in early intervention youth mental health services: Evaluation study. JMIR 2018; 20 (9).

Resource 3 - Iorfino F, Cross SP, Davenport TA, et al. A digital platform designed for youth mental health services to deliver personalized and measurement-based care. Frontiers in Psychiatry 2019.

Resource 4 - Hickie IB, Scott EM, Hermens DF, et al. Applying clinical staging to young people who present for mental health care. Early Interventions in Psychiatry 2013; 7 (1): 31-43.

Resource 5 - McGorry PD, Hickie IB (editors). Clinical staging in psychiatry: making diagnosis work for research and treatment. Cambridge University Press, 2019.

Resource 6 - Uhlhaas PJ, Wood SJ (editors). Youth mental health: a paradigm for prevention and early intervention. The MIT Press, 2020.

Seminar 7 - Slide deck (pdf, 2.8mb)

Resource 1 - LeGates TA, Fernandez DC, Hattar S. Light as a central modulator of circadian rhythms, sleep and affect. Nat Rev Neurosci 2015; 15(7):443-454.

Resource 2 - Roenneberg T. Internal time. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press; 2012.

Seminar 8 - Slide deck (pdf, 3.2mb)

Resource 1 - Hickie IB, Naismith SL, Robillard R, Scott EM, Hermens DF. Manipulating the sleep-wake cycle and circadian rhythms to improve clinical management of major depression. BMC Medicine 2013; 11:79.