On Wednesday 14 October 2020, the Matilda Centre hosted the #youthgotthis Youth Mental Health Forum.
Over 1,000 Australians registered for the online event and participants were encouraged to send in questions in to the panel. More than 600 households joined the event live and over 200 questions were sent in.
The live Q&A was facilitated by by accomplished journalist, television presenter and Mental Health Advocate, Jessica Rowe AM.
The #youthgotthis Youth Mental Health Forum was initiated by Emily Cook, Rebecca Overton and Maree Teesson with the young people in their lives.
The forum covered topics including:
Thank you to everyone who took part in the event.
Special mention to our MC and panellists:
The event organisers are collating all the compelling questions and feedback from the event.
If you would like to join future #youthgotthis events please sign up to the Matilda Centre mailing list.
If you are experiencing distress and need support, you can contact:
Dr Katrina Prior from the Matilda Centre is working with young people to create an online intervention to prevent the exacerbation of comorbid anxiety and alcohol and help young people lead healthier lives.
Roughly 40% of people have experienced childhood adversity and subsequently, have a substantially greater risk of developing substance use problems than those who have not had these experiences.