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Downtown Auckland (Inc)
The Northern Club
19 Princes Street
Auckland Central ,  1010
New Zealand

Rotary Club of Downtown Auckland, Inc.

Weekly meeting – Tuesday 18/02/2020


Professor Chris Hollis PhD, FRCPsych

Visiting Scholar

“Mental health and digital media usage in young people”


Chris Hollis is Professor of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Nottingham and Director of MindTech, a national centre focussing on new technologies for mental healthcare and dementia.


Professor Hollis will discuss concerns about a youth mental health crisis, indicated by rising rates of depression, anxiety, and self-harm. This coincides with a new digital environment developing over the last decade, where being online and using social media has become integral to young people’s lives.


He will reflect on the need to balance the benefits and risks of digital media use for youth mental health and will present research and recommendations from a recent report from the Royal College of Psychiatrists.


This talk is based on the professor’s public lecture at the University of Auckland on Monday 17/02/2020.


Please note:

Breakfast meeting registrations close at 11 a.m. on the Monday. For a short time after this, it may be possible to request changes via President Byran.

Failure to register your attendance can cause problems for Northern Club catering.


Introducer/host: Susan Benedek

Thanker: Pam Deal


Reception: Pam Deal & Wayne Dyer


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