New chapter for youth mental health
Two deeply personal stories set the tone at the event to launch The Kidman Centre UTS, formerly known as the UTS Health Psychology Unit, founded in 1985 by Professor Antony Kidman.
One was a poignant speech by 19-year-old Lucia Hawley, Kidman’s eldest granddaughter, who spoke of the trauma of losing her beloved “Papa” in 2014, followed only eight months later by the “excruciating” loss of her father.
The other was the revealing account by David* whose family was traumatised by years of conflict with their older son, now aged 12. The family participated in the Side by Side program with a UTS psychologist who helped them find solutions that allowed their son to feel his opinions mattered, that he was an equal.
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