Dr Ric Haslam

Dr Ric Haslam

MBBS, MSc, Certificate of Child Psychiatry (CCP)

Dr Ric Haslam is Director of Mental Health at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne. He trained at the RCH in paediatrics and has worked in public mental health for children and adolescents for over 25 years. Ric completed MSc in Child and Adolescent Mental Health at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neurosciences in London and is an Investigator on a number of current projects. His interests include service provision in child mental health, in particular systems of care in the community, research translation and innovation and the provision of evidence-based and outcomes-driven public mental health services.  

RCH Mental Health has goals of providing leadership in infant child and adolescent mental health, delivering accessible and consistently high quality mental health care to high-needs groups, a strong well-trained and motivated workforce, and the translation of existing research literature into local clinical practice. Click here for more information about the RCH Mental Health service.

“The Campus Mental Health Strategy brings great mental health care so much closer for thousands of children at RCH and beyond and enriches the work of everyone at the RCH” – Dr Ric Haslam.

Acknowledgement of Country

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At Mental Health Central we acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live, gather and work. We recognise their continuing connection to land, water and community. We pay respect to Elders past, present and emerging.

We acknowledge all people with a lived or living experience of mental ill-health and recovery. At the Campus, we particularly acknowledge children, young people, families, carers, and supporters. We recognise their vital contribution and value the courage of those who share this unique perspective for the purpose of learning and growing together to achieve better outcomes for the Campus, staff, sector, and all people of lived experience.

Proudly supported by the Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation