Career Development interventions to support mental health and wellbeing

A one day conference to spark ideas and inspire career practitioners to take active roles in their schools,communities and with their own well-being



Tuesday 20 November, 2018

70 Welsford Street Shepparton - REGISTER HERE



Thursday 22 November, 2018



Please note that for any bookings made on behalf of another staff member attending that the correct name and staff email address should be supplied when registering!


This one day program provides an opportunity for practitioners to hear from international experts on strategies to effectively identify transition challenges that young people face. The program offers two international keynote speakers who will focus on both the macro and micro system challenges to engagement in education and training and the impact of mental health and wellbeing on the capacity of young people to move past barriers towards resilient behaviours and better decision making. Participants will be able to attend three workshops that unpack practical interventions that support mental health and wellbeing in young people during transitions.



The conference has been developed to address the needs of associate and professional level career practitioners, classroom teachers, guidance officers, school based psychologists, employment officers, youth workers, NDIS support workers, transition officers, MIP’s coordinators, VET and VCAL teachers and coordinators, integration coordinators, aides, disability support workers and a range of career practitioners working with young people. Student career practitioners, counsellors and student
teachers would benefit from attending.



Professor Mark Watson Distinguished Professor in the Psychology Department of the
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in South Africa

Dr Dave Redekopp founding partner of the Life-Role Development Group (1991), President
since 2009 and is also an Associate of the Canadian Career Development Foundation.

Dr Mary McMahon Honorary Senior Lecturer in the School of Education at The University of
Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

Conference Program


Time Activity
8.00 – 9.15am Registration
9:30 –10:30am Lecture 1: Keynote Speaker Understanding the Recursive Relationship between
Mental Health, Wellbeing, and Adolescent Career Development
10:30 – 10:45am MORNING TEA
10:50 – 11:50am Concurrent Workshops
12:00 – 1:00pm Repeated Concurrent Workshops 1, 2, 3
1:00 – 1:30pm LUNCH
1:30pm – 2:30pm Lecture 2:Keynote Speaker Career Development: Interventions to Support Mental Health & Wellbeing in Young People

2:35 – 3:35pm Concurrent Workshops 1,2,3 repeated
3:45 – 4.00pm PLENARY