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

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 chair of the SYMH bi-national committee is Dr Daniel Pellen

The current committee can be contacted through

The Bi-national Section Committee's Regulations outline the purpose and responsibilities of the SYMH Committee.


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

Join the Section via My RANZCP


Latest newsletter

Youth Training Positions

The list of Youth Mental Health training positions updated August 2018, outlines various youth training opportunities across Australia and Aotearoa 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

Master of Youth Mental Health [University of Melbourne website]

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


The Section of Youth Mental Health hosts an annual scientific conference. Current event information can be found on the College's Events page.