Conjoint Teaching Fellow in the School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Newcastle
Jaelea Skehan is the Director of Everymind and a Conjoint Teaching Fellow with the School of Medicine and Public Health at the University of Newcastle. She is a registered psychologist with expertise in the prevention of mental ill-health and the prevention of suicide. Jaelea is an advocate for finding better connections between research and practice and for ensuring a national focus on the promotion of mental health and wellbeing, and the prevention of mental ill-health to complement treatment and recovery approaches. Jaelea has worked across a range of settings and sectors and has been instrumental in the development of flagship programs for Everymind including national work with the media under Mindframe, workplace mental health programs, suicide prevention programs and many others. She is the co-lead of the nationally funded Prevention Hub, an integrated research translation initiative for preventing anxiety and depression.
Jul 12, 2019 09:47 am UTC| Health
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