New online mental health resource for professionals working with families
Practitioners working with families now have access to a new online mental health resource – an easy-access A–Z toolkit on child, teenage and parent mental health and wellbeing.
The toolkit is available on the leading website raisingchildren.net.au – a partnership between The Parenting Research Centre, the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne.
This free, evidence-based resource contains nearly 200 up-to-date articles, videos and guides in one online home. Specifically, it’s designed for busy practitioners who want to connect parents with trusted mental health resources.
Changing mental health landscape
In addition, the new resource was designed with the changing landscape on mental health in mind, as mental wellbeing and ill-health become increasingly recognised as an issue and a more significant topic of public conversation.
More than 13% of 4–11-year-olds in Australia experienced a diagnosable mental health condition in the past 12 months, according to the Australian Child and Adolescent Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing. Also, international studies indicate that 16–18% of children aged 0–5 years suffer from a mental health condition.
Easy-access online tool
However, practitioners can make the most of their time with families by using the toolkit to quickly connect families with impartial, commercial-free information. For example, the diverse range of topics in this online mental health resource includes: depression; eating disorders; gender identity; mental health services; risky behaviour; self-harm; abuse; grief; ADHD; autism; anger and anger management; bullying; sleep and more.
Find out more
- Browse the toolkit and download resources at raisingchildren.net.au/for-professionals/mental-health-resources
- Read more about our raisingchildren.net.au partnership
- Learn about raisingchildren.net.au resources in languages other than English
- Access our free activity guides for parents and practitioners