Board of Advisors

Michael is one of Australia's highest profile psychologists. He works in private practice as a nationally registered child and adolescent psychologist and is passionate about delivering national and international evidence based psychology workshops and seminars that make a difference to the health and wellbeing of young people.

Michael is a founding member of the National Centre Against Bullying a member of the Australian Psychological Society Committee (Melbourne Branch), a Director of the an ambassador for the federal Government's National Drugs Campaign, a columnist for a number of publications including New Idea, Girlfriend Magazine and the Australian Boarding Staff publication Lights Out. 

Michael is also the resident parenting expert on Ch 7's Sunrise as well as Psychologist for the top rating Morning Show with Neil Mitchell on Radio 3AW. Michael is an author of 9 books including the best selling "Princess Bitchface Syndrome" and is currently working on his 10th.

In 1985, he named and co-founded the world's first national teenage cancer patients support group, CanTeen - The Australian Teenage Cancer Patient's Society. He has held a variety of appointments including Executive Director of the New Zealand Drug Foundation and Director of the Centre for Social Health at the University of Melbourne and Associate Professor in the Department of Paediatrics at the University of Melbourne. Michael has been the recipient of a number of awards including the Australian Jaycees Outstanding Young Australian of the Year (1987) and in 1997, he was made a Paul Harris Fellow by Rotary International in recognition of his work in the prevention of youth suicide.

Mel Darlington