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BMC Youth Model of Care - Education & Training Program


Through the disruption of COVID-19, the University of Sydney's Brain and Mind Centre has rapidly put together a series of education and training online seminars to help upskill youth mental health professionals in the delivery of the BMC Youth Model of Care using the InnoWell Platform.

BMC Youth Model Framework

COVID-19 has been a difficult time for people all around the world, and Australians are no exception. Job losses, physical isolation, cancelled major lifetime events such as weddings and holidays, and the uncertainty of the foreseeable future have rapidly become the new norm for many, and thus, it is not surprising to see the mental health of Australians being a major concern. Additionally, it is reported that young people in particular will be hardest hit with mental ill-health – as 75% of disorders appear before the age of 25 years, and the leading cause of death being suicide.

The education and training online seminars are co-led by Professor Ian Hickie AM and A/Professor Elizabeth Scott.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points can be claimed for Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Social Workers, Occupational Therapists, and Mental Health Nurses. The BMC Youth Model of Care trainng program has been approved as a CPD-accredited activity by the RANZCP.



  • 8 online seminars successfully delivered by Professor Ian Hickie and/or A/Professor Elizabeth Scott; 
  • An average of approximately 50 clinicians engaged in each seminar either during or after the live seminar;
  • A total of 15 clinicians who have requested a 'Certicate of Completion' to log points for their Continuing Professional Development.