Public Forum - Youth Mental Health

November 21, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Public Forum - Youth Mental Health

The Centre for Brain and Mental Health Research (CBMHR), in partnership with Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) invites you to a free public forum presented by 2 Professors from Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health. 

Professor Patrick McGorry AO

Professor Patrick McGorry AO is a world-leading researcher in the area of early psychosis and youth mental health. His work has played a critical role in the development of safe, effective treatments and innovative research into the needs of young people with emerging mental disorders, notably psychotic and severe mood disorders. He has also played a major part in the transformational reform of mental health services to better serve the needs of vulnerable young people. CBMHR is pleased to present Professor McGorry’s talk on the evolution of treatment in psychosis.

Professor Eóin Killackey

Professor Eóin Killackey is Associate Director of Research and Head, Functional Recovery Research in Youth Mental Health at Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health and the Centre for Youth Mental Health at The University of Melbourne. He is a clinical psychologist whose research is primarily in functional recovery for young people with mental illness. 

Conventional wisdom around mental health research is that it doesn’t achieve much for people with mental illness, is less scientific than other areas of medical research and doesn’t produce any effective interventions for people with mental illness or their families. Like so much conventional wisdom these stereotypes do not tell the whole story. In fact there is a lot to be hopeful about in mental health research. In this talk Prof Killackey will address some of these stereotypes and point out the reality of the situation. He will also talk about the great things that are happening in youth mental health research, how this has led to positive changes for young people experiencing mental ill health and the services that are available to them. He will also discuss the important role the public have to play in directing the funding of mental health research and assisting the translation of great research results into quality care for young people with mental illness.


For more information and reservation, please contact Angela Hawke on (02) 4033 5706 or email

Caves Lecture Theatre
Level 4 HMRI Building
Lot 1 Kookaburra Circuit New Lambton Heights NSW 2305