Project ECHO Mental Health Network – Youth Mental Health Network

Western Victoria Primary Health Network (WVPHN) invites health practitioners to register for Project ECHO Youth Mental Health Network.

The Project ECHO Youth Mental Health Network is designed to assist primary care clinicians in western Victoria to better manage and support young people with mental health challenges. The series aims to deepen clinician understanding of predisposing, precipitating and perpetuating factors responsible for driving mental health problems in this age group.


Mondays from 1.00pm to 2.00pm

  • 1.00pm – 1.15pm: didactic presentation
  • 1.15pm – 2.00pm: case presentation and discussion

First session: 3rd May 2021.


  • Dr Bo Egan – Barwon Health – Psychiatrist
  • Dr Bianca Forrester – General Practitioner and ECHO session facilitator
  • Guest presenters and panel members from tertiary and community health services, and local service providers


  • Adolescent development
  • ACES and trauma
  • Risk assessment
  • Eating disorders
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Youth mental health and Alcohol and Other Drug
  • Neurodevelopmental disorders
  • Harm and caring
  • Family violence and youth mental health
  • Early psychosis

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognise common mental health and behavioural issues relevant to adolescents
  • Undertake a comprehensive mental health history and assessment young people and their families
  • Relate a young person’s emotional and behavioural presentation to their family, social, historical, cultural and ethnic background
  • Screen young people , in practice, for mental health and developmental difficulties e. depression, anxiety, Neurodevelopmental delays
  • Formulate information provided through case presentations and select management options that could work in context, including team care, referral, monitoring and support

Download the Youth Mental Health ECHO Network Flyer (PDF 326KB)

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Last modified: 16 July, 2021