7th May, 2015

Melbourne YL Speaker Series 2015

Date : 7th May, 2015

Tony Griffin, Tom Harkin and Professor Patrick McGorry AO

Melboue Speaker Series

We invite you to our free Speaker Series Event on 7 May at Grant Thoton to be inspired by our speakers as they discuss their roles in helping young people and early intervention wellness programs.
DATE: Thursday 7th of May 2015
TIME: 6pm-9pm
VENUE: Offices of Grant Thoton, The Rialto, 30/525 Collins Street, Melboue 3000
ADMISSION: By registering below

Professor Patrick McGorry AO, MBBS, MD, PhD, FRCP, FRANZCP, is Executive Director of Orygen Youth Health Research Centre and Professor of Youth Mental Health at the Centre for Youth Mental Health, University of Melboue. He is also a founding board member of the National Youth Mental Health Foundation (headspace). Professor McGorry is a world-leading researcher in the area of early psychosis and youth mental health and his innovative research has played an integral role in the development of safe, effective treatments for young people with emerging mental disorders, notably the psychotic and severe mood disorders.

Tony Griffin is one of Ireland’s leading social entrepreneurs and youth advocates. A former national all-star of hurling, Tony is a co-founder and CEO of the Soar Foundation. In 2011, having watched a documentary on Irish bo Australian Rules football legend Jim Stynes, Griffin and his friend Karl Swan traveled to Melboue to lea from Stynes’ Reach Foundation. This led Tony and Karl to embark upon establishing the award winning Soar Foundation in Ireland, which is rapidly becoming one of Ireland’s best known and exciting youth organisations.

Tom Harkin is a passionate facilitator, trainer of group facilitators, MC, Interviewer and Speaker but above all a student of the human condition and what makes every individual great. Today Tom trains facilitators at the Australian based Reach Foundation and at SOAR in Ireland to create powerful workshops helping young people to understand and experience their innate potential as they are our future. He also works with organisations, specializing in executive leadership driven by a belief that corporations hold an influencial role in society today. In between these he still occasionally facilitates workshops with young people to remain influenced by the magic of youth.


Don’t Forget the annual Australian Ireland Fund June Luncheon is on Sunday the 14th of June at Zinc at Federation Square. To purchase your ticket please complete the Reservation form and retu to Melissa. Young Leaders are eligible for a discounted ticket. 




Teresa Keating

Executive Director

The Ireland Funds Australia

Suite 101, 20 Bayswater Road Potts Point NSW 2011 Australia

T - 02 9357 2350

E - tkeating@irelandfunds.org

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