Master of Adolescent Health & Wellbeing – Information Night

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Thursday September 25th 6.00 – 7.00pm Vernon Collins Lecture Theatre Royal Children’s Hospital Practitioners from all fields interested in working more effectively with young people, are invited to come along to hear about the course, learn from our lectures and meet our graduates. Information on scholarship opportunities will also be available. Supper provided. For further information … Continued

The Centre welcomes Dr Rohan Borschmann


The Centre for Adolescent Health welcomes Dr Rohan Borschmann, a clinical psychologist and senior research officer, who has recently the Children’s campus with an appointment through the MCRI. Rohan has worked in community mental health settings and universities in Australia, Canada and the UK, in addition to a number of substance misuse rehabilitation agencies and … Continued

Dietary recommendation for adolescent athletes


The Centre for Adolescent Health was pleased to contribute to a world-first set of dietary recommendations to help active adolescent athletes achieve optimal health and sporting success. The new position statement, released by Sports Dietitians Australia, provides advice on all aspects of an adolescent’s diet including energy intake; carbohydrate, protein and fat needs; fluid requirements; … Continued

Rise in gender change youth

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The RCH Gender Dysphoria Service has made news headlines as our referral numbers grow at an exponential rate. From 2003 to 2007 RCH received 1 new referral every second year. In 2013, we received 40 new referrals, with 60 new patients expected during 2014. Children and adolescents with Gender Dysphoria (also known as being “transgender”) … Continued

Visiting Scottish academics


The Centre for Adolescent Health was pleased to host four visiting Scottish academics from the University of West of Scotland who spent 10 days exploring a range of programs run by the Centre for Adolescent Health and the RCH, including Adolescent Medicine, the Young People’s Health Service and various programs relating to transition to adult … Continued