Children have a much higher prevalence of mental health disorders than is generally acknowledged, and most adult disorders begin in childhood and adolescence. The oration asserts that prevention of mental disorders in childhood would reduce the burden in the community more effectively than treatment programs for established disorders. It will explore strategies for prevention of mental disorders and promotion of a healthier society. The Oration will be given by Dr Allan Mawdsley OAM, a child psychiatrist who was, for almost twenty years, the principal advisor on child and adolescent mental health services for the Victorian Government Department of Health.


Dates & Times: 
Monday, March 26, 2018 - 19:30 to Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 21:00
Royal Children's Hospital
Ella Latham Lecture Theatre
50 Flemington Road
Melbourne VIC 3052
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