Jennie Hudson

New South Wales
Psychologist, researcher

Anxiety disorders are among the leading global causes of burden of disease in young people. If caught early, anxiety is very treatable. But if not, it can lead to poor mental health throughout life. Through her research, Jennie found that only a quarter of young people who had clinical anxiety, sought help. Of those who did, only a third received evidence-based care. Jennie is developing a personalised online assessment to help parents and carers identify where their child sits on an anxiety scale. Then, if required, the family can be linked to evidence-based support, resources and intervention. From this project, Jennie hopes to see a reduction in anxiety disorders and youth suicides, and improved education and economic outcomes for families.

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Jennie Hudson