REGISTER BELOW for this FREE online discussion that will explore the complexities of youth addiction

As part of Youth Recovery Month, Sir David Martin Foundation invites you to participate in our Understanding Youth Addiction virtual event on Thursday 17th September 2020.

Moderated by award winning ABC medical journalist, Sophie Scott, the interactive panel discussion will feature an expert lineup, including Professor Patrick McGorry AO, Dr Suzie Hudson and Gabriella Holmes, to discuss complex issues surrounding youth addiction and recovery.

Our Youth Ambassador, Elli (who was featured on live TV last month on Studio Ten – watch here) will also be part of the event as our special guest and Lived Experience speaker.

Date: Thursday 17th September 2020, 5-6pm via zoom

Cost: Attendance is FREE but registration is essential

Register: register online below or for more information contact Events Manager Cath Isted via

Meet the panel:

Gabriella Holmes
Area Manager of Mission Australia’s Triple Care Farm, a holistic residential program, treating youth drug and alcohol addiction.
Mrs Holmes is a registered psychologist, with over 20 years of experience in the industry.

Dr Suzie Hudson
Clinical Director, Network of Alcohol and other Drugs Agencies (NADA). Dr Hudson is an accredited Mental Health Social Worker with the Australian Association of Social Workers and has over 16 years clinical experience in the fields of substance misuse, mental health, forensics, research and evaluation.

Professor Patrick McGorry
Executive Director of Orygen, Professor of Youth Mental Health at the University of Melbourne, and a Founding Director of the National Youth Mental Health Foundation (headspace). Professor McGorry is a world-leading researcher in the area of early psychosis and youth mental health.

We hope you can join us for this special event. Please register to attend below