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Staying calm during the holiday season

The end of the year can be a stressful time for everyone. There are always a million things to do as we prepare for end-of-year celebrations, and at the same time many of us will be preparing for the big changes in our lives that often happen in the new year.

 
Partnerships
 

Blackdog | School-based depression and anxiety prevention programs for young people

Black Dog Institute research recommends the national delivery of school-based prevention programs to reduce the incidence of depression and anxiety.

 
Engage
 

Are you interested in Better Access for mental health support?

KidsMatter has a guide to help you learn more about Primary Health Networks and the Better Access program. The guide is especially for educators wanting to gather information about PHNs, referral processes for Better Access and what they can do too. 

 
Tools
 

Response Ability | Guides and fact sheets

These fact sheets provide information about groups at increased risk of mental ill-health.

  • Child abuse and mental health
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander wellbeing
  • Children of parents with a mental illness
  • Children with additional needs
  • Multicultural issues and mental health
 
 
Tools
 

Early identification and intervention

In a recent Gowrie NSW podcast, KidsMatter Facilitator Rita Johnston discusses ways to better support mental health in early childhood and how adults can recognise mental health difficulties in young children.  She explains the benefits of early identification of mental health problems and the importance of partnering with support services to improve outcomes for children with mental health difficulties and their families.  

 
 

Keep connected during the holiday season

The holiday season is finally here, and it is time to take care of ourselves and make time to read, reflect and share.

 
 
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