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Board member's important mental health project receives federal funding

Congratulations to ASC Board member and Clinical Psychologist at Perth Children’s Hospital, Zamia Pedro. Currently working on a research project to improve mental health services during emergencies, Zamia and her team have recently secured federal funding to examine ways to improve the experience that children and young people have when they present to hospital emergency departments with a mental health crisis, as well as reviewing the ways young people can access quality aftercare and ongoing support.

“This project aims to evaluate a brief intervention that can improve the experience for children, adolescents and their carers at the time of a mental health emergency, and also support their transition through to accessing the ongoing care they need in the community,” Zamia said.

To read more about this important project, visit