Authors: Pat McGorry
Event: 2012 TheMHS Summer Forum
Subject: 2012 Summer Forum, confronting self harm
Type of resource: Summer Forum Presentations & Papers
Abstract: Patrick McGorry, Australian of the Year 2010, is Executive Director of Orygen Youth Health (OYH), Professor of Youth Mental Health at the University of Melbourne and founding member of the National Youth Mental Health Foundation (headspace)board. OYH, Australia’s largest youth mental health research centre and clinical service targeting the needs of young people with emerging serious mental illness, including first-episode psychosis. He is involved in service development, clinical trials and studies of the onset phase of psychotic, mood, and substance use disorders. He has been an advisor to state, national and international governments. His other areas of expertise include refugee and asylum seeker mental health, torture and trauma, suicide and substance use disorders.