Depression and Anxiety in Children and Adolescents Webinar

The mental health of Australian children and adolescents is gaining increasing attention. Almost one in seven young people, between the ages of four and 17 years, experience a mental health condition. This course focuses specifically on anxiety disorders and depression in children and adolescents and the emerging role of exercise physiology as part of their treatment. The course explores the current evidence-base for physical activity and brain health for children and adolescents and offers real-life clinical examples of physical activity interventions for young people with anxiety disorders and depression. 

Presented by Ms Melissa Sbaraglia, BAppSci(HM), MAppSci(ExRehab), ESSAM, AES, AEP
Melissa is a Senior Exercise Physiologist with Children’s Health Queensland Child and Youth Mental Health Service in Brisbane, Australia. An AEP for over ten years, Melissa has gained extensive experience across various clinical and academic roles in Melbourne and Brisbane - including adult, youth, and child mental health inpatient and community services. In her current role, Melissa has overseen the integration of Exercise Physiology as part of the multidisciplinary care of children and young people with chronic and complex mental health conditions. Melissa is a PhD candidate examining the behaviour change strategies that support people with a chronic disease to initiate and maintain their participation in physical activity.

Date & Time 

Friday, 11 October 2019
3:00pm - 4:30pm AEDT 

Please note, the times listed are in Australian Eastern Daylight Time. 
Your local time will be:
ACT:        3:00pm - 4:30pm
NSW:   3:00pm - 4:30pm
NT:   1:30pm – 3:00pm
QLD:   2:00pm - 3:30pm 
SA:   2:30pm - 4:00pm
TAS:   3:00pm - 4:30pm
  3:00pm - 4:30pm
WA:   12:00pm - 1:30pm  

Rates per person

ESSA Member   $30.00 
Non-Member       $50.00
ESSA Student Member   $15.00
Student Non-Member   $25.00 

Please see terms & conditions for registration type definitions.

Access to Webinar

You will be provided all information to access this webinar within your registration confirmation email.

Target Audience

Any Accredited Exercise Physiologist




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Registration for this professional development will close at 1:00pm AEDT on Friday, 11 October 2019.

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