Workshop on psychotic symptoms in young people

THE challenges and controversies involved in recognising and responding to psychotic symptoms in young people will be discussed on Wednesday.

USQ Fraser Coast is hosting a professional development workshop for local human services providers at 6.30pm.

Lecturer Nathan Beel said the interactive experience would also cover issues facing youth mental health in general.

Senior lecturer and consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist David Ward will present the session, which is part of a series of monthly human services, psychology and counselling workshops held at USQ Fraser Coast.

Dr Ward trained in the United Kingdom where he started work as a consultant in 1999.

He moved to the Fraser Coast in 2011 and has been involved in teaching and training for a variety of disciplines for many years, lecturing at Newcastle and Northumberland Universities in the north east of England.

He is also a co-author of the NICE Guidelines for The Recognition and Management of Psychosis in Young People.