Understanding and supporting children’s mental health

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Released 3/6/24
Emerging Minds Families
Emerging Minds Families
Understanding and supporting children’s mental health
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At Emerging Minds we have been talking with families about what they need to navigate the ups and downs of daily life as well as what has helped them move through difficult times. A common theme during these conversations is the need for parents to really understand what mental health is, what can influence it both positively and negatively, and why it’s important for parents to actively support children’s mental health from birth. Parents want to know what they can do in their daily interactions with children to really make a difference in their lives.

In response to these conversations, we have released a new series of resources designed for parents to understand and support their children’s mental health. To assist with launching this series Emerging Minds Director, Brad Morgan, and Emerging Minds Manager, Digital Health, Ben Rogers, discussed what everyone needs to know about child mental health with host Alicia Ranford in this episode of the Emerging Minds Families podcast.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • about children’s mental health and what positive mental health looks like in children [0:57]
  • how parents and caregivers can help children understand their emotions and learn to express them in healthy ways [4:27]
  • about the new suite of child mental health resources and the process Emerging Minds used in creating them. [07:57]

Further information and resources

Understanding and supporting children’s mental health – animation

Understanding children’s mental health

What shapes children’s mental health

Understanding children’s emotions and behaviour

Five ways to support your children’s mental health

 

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