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Section of Youth Mental Health

The RANZCP Section of Youth Mental Health (SYMH) promotes the highest standards in clinical practice, training and research pertaining to youth mental health.

The Regulations [PDF; 85 KB] of the SYMH outline the purpose and responsibilities of the bi-national Section Committee.

Youth mental health

Youth mental health is an approach to the mental health needs of young people (12–25 years), often practised in a consortium model of care.


This Section aims to:

  • promote the objectives of the College relating to youth mental health
  • advise on training in youth mental health
  • advance and disseminate research in youth mental health
  • contribute to and promote the highest standards of clinical practice.

Current committee members

The current committee can be contacted through The chair of the SYMH bi-national committee is Dr James Scott.

The Regulations [PDF; 55 KB] of the SYMH outline the role and responsibilities of Section membership.


All members of the College (including trainees and Affiliates) are eligible to join this Section. For further information on membership, please email

Youth Training Positions

The list of Youth Mental Health training positions [PDF; 136 KB], updated August 2018, outlines various youth training opportunities across Australia and New Zealand.

Master of Youth Mental Health

The University of Melbourne, in partnership with ORYGEN, have developed a Master of Youth Mental Health to strengthen the capacity of the youth mental health workforce.

For more information on this course, please visit

Please note, this is for Members’ information only, and is not a College Accredited Course.

News archive

September 2015 Newsletter


The Section of Youth Mental Health hosts an annual scientific conference. Current event information can be found below.

Section of Youth Mental Health Conference 2019
15–16 March 2019
RACV Cape Schanck Resort, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia

Presentations from previous RANZCP conferences