Child and Adolescent Mental Health – Mental Health Foundation Australia – Webinar
Child and Adolescent Mental Health
Young people’s mental health is as important as their good physical health if they are to develop into independent
and confident adults. Good mental health is an essential part of healthy adolescent development; it helps young
people build positive social, emotional, thinking and communication skills and behaviours. It also lays the foundation
for better mental health and wellbeing later in life.
Professor Bruce Tonge will be sharing his insights on Child and Adolescent Mental Health in a 30-minute presentation
followed by 15 minutes of Q & A discussion.
Presenter: Professor Bruce Tonge
Prior to his retirement in 2012 he was the Foundation Head, School of Psychology and Psychiatry and Head of the Discipline of
Psychological Medicine at Monash University and also the Senior Clinical Advisor of the Mental Health Program of Monash Health
at Monash Medical Centre in Melbourne, Australia. He has a distinguished record of clinical work, teaching and research in child
psychiatry. He established the internationally recognised Monash University Centre for Developmental Psychiatry and Psychology.
He continues to have clinical, research and teaching interests in the area of developmental psychiatry with a particular focus in the
areas of Autism Spectrum Disorders and behavioural and emotional disturbance in children and adolescents with intellectual disability
and neurodevelopmental disorders, parent education and skills training public mental health interventions, and treatment outcome
studies in childhood anxiety and depressive disorders.
He is the recipient of the Minister of Mental Health Victorian Public Healthcare Award for “Outstanding Individual Achievement in
Mental Healthcare” in 2009, the RANZCP 2010 Meritorious Award for “Outstanding contribution to Psychiatry over many years”,
the 2010 ASPR.