WH&Y WEBINAR SERIES

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Hosted by
WH&Y NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Adolescent Health
September
28
Tuesday
September 28th
13:00 AEST
Series Schedule

Mar 23

13:00 AEDT

VR BodySwap

SESSION 2

Sep 28

13:00 AEST

Improving diet and preventing obesity in a digital world

SESSION 8

Oct 26

13:00 AEDT

Title TBC

SESSION 9

Oct 26

13:00 AEDT

Title TBC

SESSION 10

Nov 23

13:00 AEDT

Title TBC

SESSION 11

About the WH&Y webinar series

About the series

WH&Y webinars bring together a network of researchers, clinicians, policymakers and young people to champion the Teenage Decade, and change the way we research and practise adolescent health in this country. All webinars are held on the fourth Tuesday of the month, at 1pm (AEDT).

About WH&Y

Wellbeing Health & Youth (WH&Y) is the NHMRC-funded Centre of Research Excellence in Adolescent Health. Find out more about us and the work we’re doing at why.org.au.

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Dr Jennifer Marino - Changing our approach to risk-taking in adolescence

June 22 @1pm (AEST)


Adolescence is a unique life stage. It is marked by significant neurocognitive and physical development, and influenced by social context. Risk-taking is a normal part of adolescent development and the natural drive to explore and have new experiences can lead to positive, healthful growth - but it can also result in illness, injury and even death. How can we better conceptualise risk-taking, recognising its positive aspects, and moving away from a deficit model?

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Professor Leon Straker - The importance of physical activity during adolescence

July 27 @1pm (AEST)


Sufficient regular physical activity is one of the most powerful influences on lifelong physical, mental, and social health and well-being. Habits developed in adolescence tend to persist into later life, and have a direct impact on the very physical structure of teenagers as they grow. In Australia, more and more young people are disengaging from physical activity in adolescence. In this talk, Professor Straker will present findings from the Raine Study exploring physical activity and sedentary behaviours across adolescence, and their links to physical and mental wellbeing.

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Professor Maree Teesson - Lessons to be learned: Trends of the mental health of adolescents in the community

August 31 @1pm (AEST)


Nationally and internationally, the mental health of teenagers is changing rapidly, and the drivers of this change require urgent attention. In this talk, Professor Teesson will examine trends over the last 20 years, explore some of the underlying reasons for these changes, and share some of the digital solutions being developed at the Matilda Centre.

September
28
Tuesday
September 28th
13:00 AEST