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Wednesday 15th of October, 2014

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Maev O’Shea, Cyclone Rep’s Sales & Marketing Manager at the ACAMH (Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health) Symposium on World Mental Health Day Friday, 10th October 2014 at the County Hall Cork.

 

The symposium was a one-day national research conference co-hosted by the ACAMH, the Inspire Ireland Foundation and the National Suicide Research Foundation.

 

The conference was opened by Kathleen Lynch T.D., Minister for Primary Care, Social Care (Disability/Older People) and Mental Health.  The Keynote Address was from Professor Swaran Singh on ‘Transistions in Adolescence: Continuity and Change’.

 

The conference brought together researchers, clinicians, policy-makers and others who care for and work with adolescents and young adults.  The conference was an opportunity to:

 

1 – Showcase the latest research and innovation in the area of youth mental health

 

2 – Address the multiple transitions (mental health, developmental, social, psychological and service transitions) faced by young people

 

3 – Draw together a multi-disciplinary audience across specialties and services

 

4 – Highlight the role young people can and do play in promoting good policy and practice in mental health