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What is child mental health?

Understanding what child mental health is and what shapes it is the first step in supporting your children’s wellbeing, now and into the future.

In this animation, Emm shares some key things every adult should know about children’s mental health and ways we can nurture it.

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Welcome to Emerging Minds

Here at Emerging Minds, we work together with families and professionals and draw on the latest research to produce free resources that help families nurture and protect children’s mental health as they navigate the ups and downs of daily life.

First time here?

If this is your first visit to our site, we suggest you start with our resources on understanding and supporting children’s mental health.

These resources explain some important terms and ideas about child mental health. They will help you understand what mental health looks like in children and what can shape, nurture and protect it.

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Our resources offer information about experiences and challenges that are common for children and families, to help you support your child’s mental health and wellbeing

Hear from professionals

There are a lot of different professionals that can support children’s mental health but how do we know which one is right for us and what will happen next if we have an appointment?

In this video series, you’ll hear from many different professionals about what they can do to support you and your family.

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In our library you’ll find podcasts, fact sheets, animations and videos, check them out today.

Child and youth voice

Sometimes it can be difficult to understand daily life from a child’s perspective. At Emerging Minds we value the unique view of children and young people as they grow and develop. Our child and youth voice projects help parents to learn from young people with lived experience.

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Can’t find what you’re looking for?

We recognise that there are many organisations also doing great work in the mental health space for families. We’ve put together a list of free resources from trusted Australian organisations who we work with and can recommend.

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