Mental Health Education and Resource Centre

Anxiety and Depression in Youth - Webinar


It is a live feed of the course being delivered here at MHERC on the day, with in-room participants and facilitator. Registering here will allow you to be a part of the learning experience, viewing the facilitator and powerpoint presentation via your own device, in the comfort and location of your choice.


Course Type: Introductory | Course Level: Four 

Please Note: This webinar is only offered to participants outside the greater Christchurch area

Anxiety and depression are two common psychiatric conditions affecting adolescents. Adolescents face a host of pressures, including puberty, questions about identity and where they fit in society, as well as conflicts and challenges as they start to assert their independence towards adulthood. In this session we will consider the complex interplay of biological and environmental processes which contribute to the emergence, progression and improvement of mental health issues in this group.

• How anxiety and depression effect the mind and body of adolescents
• Strategies to help them manage their emotions
• Consider the stages they go through and communication styles
• Learn useful tools to help improve the mental health of adolescents

Learning Intentions
Participants will be provided with the opportunity to:
• Understand what triggers anxiety and depression in adolescents
• Develop strategies and techniques to reduce these two psychiatric conditions
• Ask questions and discuss their perspective on the issues
• Increase skills in working with youth experiencing mental health issues

Let’s Get Real Skills
• Working with Families/Whānau
• Working with Communities
• Working with Service Users
• Working with Māori
• Challenging Stigma & Discrimination
• Professional & Personal Development

*Price is per person for participants working outside of the Christchurch area only.  

Terms and Conditions

Please note: Your online experience will differ from face to face education sessions.   



You will need:

• Headset and Microphone 
• Built-in laptop camera or attachable webcam device (for laptop or PC)
• Stable broadband connection 

To test you can connect to our webinar software click here (Please follow the onscreen prompts to download Webex)

Minimum System Requirements:
As a guide, if you are able to Skype or watch online videos (eg: YouTube) from your device, your system requirements should be capable. 

Operating System:
Windows 7 and above
Mac OS X 10.6 and above

Internet Explorer 7 and above
Firefox - latest version
Chrome - latest version
Safari - 5 and above