Dr. Michael Carr-Gregg

Australia's highest profile adolescent and child psychologist


Dr Michael Carr-Gregg is one of Australia’s highest profile psychologists, author, broadcaster and specialist in parenting, children, adolescents and mental health.

Current Work:

Dr Carr-Gregg currently works in private practice in Melbourne and is the Commonwealth Government representative on the Board of the Australian Children’s Television Foundation and is the Consultant Psychologist to Australian Boarding Schools Association. In 2003 he was one of the founding members of the National Coalition Against Bullying.

Dr Carr-Gregg is the author of 17 books on adolescents, mental health and wellbeing and he is working on his 18th.

Previous Experience:

He wrote his PhD at the University of NSW on adolescents with cancer and in 1985, and founded the world’s first national teenage cancer patients support group, Canteen. He subsequently moved to NZ where he became a political lobbyist for the New Zealand Cancer Society heading up the Coalition Against Tobacco Advertising and Promotion.

Dr Carr-Gregg was the inaugural Director of the NZ Drug Foundation before being appointed Head of Education and Training at the Centre for Adolescent Health at The Royal Children’s Hospital and an Associate Professor in the Department of Paediatrics at the University of Melbourne, where he developed and taught the Graduate Diploma in Adolescent Health and Welfare.

In 2015 he was appointed the Managing Director of the Young and Well Co-operative Research Centre and developed an interest in the use of technology for building wellbeing in young people.


Talking Points
The Parenting Adolescents Quiz
Princess Bitchface Syndrome
Real Wired Child: What Kids are Doing Online and How to Keep Them Safe
The Five Greatest Challenges for Parents
Demystifying Adolescents
Mental Health Issues for Young People
Coping with the VCE/HSC/IB/SACE/WACE Years
Coping with Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drugs
Mental Health Issues for Young people
Mental Health Issues for Staff
How Technology can help Student Wellbeing
Coping with Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drugs
Interactive Quizzes
Screening for the Adolescent at Risk
Dealing with Loss and Grief in Adolescents
Coping with the VCE/HSC/SACE/WACE/IB Years
The Ten Most Important Things you Should Tell your Children to Build Resilience and Happiness
Boys Issue
Keeping Your Staff Together - A corporate guide to mental health and increased productivity
The 8 Secrets of Happiness - What every executive should know about promoting staff mental health
Work / Family Balance - how to achieve the perfect equilibrium
The Chief Nourisher in Life's Feast: Sleep - and how to get it?
Understanding and Working with Millennials
Raising Happy and Resilient Young People
The Prince Boofhead Syndrome
Dealing with Grief in Teenagers
Helping Manage our Wellbeing, and that of our Family, in the Coronavirus Era
Webinar: For Parents - Raising Resilient kids in the Coronavirus era
Webinar: Managing Year 11 and 12 in the Face of Uncertainty
Webinar: Helping Your Staff Manage their Wellbeing in the Coronavirus Era