Mental Health in Children & Adolescents
For several years the Sai Medical Unit of Australia, has successfully conducted various workshops, forums and webinars during Sai Health Week.
This year, Sai Health Week will be observed from Saturday, 13 August to Sunday, 21 August. The theme for this year is “Mental Health in Children & Adolescents“.
During this week, there will be a variety of educational and informative activities on the topic of mental health in our younger population. This will be presented in the form of face-to-face events or virtual in some regions.
The last 2 years, in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and all the changes that brought about, has seen a rise in mental health issues across all ages. These issues have often in the past been subject to stigma which has in turn proven a barrier to discussion and diagnosis.
We hope that by focusing on mental health in children and adolescents, we can educate and inform people on common issues such as depression, anxiety and behavioural disorders such as ADHD and autism spectrum disorder among others. This should help to break down stigma and barriers and encourage discussion among the community and health care providers.
Note: Dates may differ in some regions, please contact the Region Presidents to know more about the events organised in the respective regions;