There are a range of resources available on supporting infant and toddlers with anxiety. Below are some of our recommendations.


Information sheets


  • Early childhood mental health is an introduction to the development of mental health in early childhood and how mental health difficulties in early childhood influence children's emotions, behaviour and social skills.
  • Early childhood neurodevelopment provides a general understanding of early childhood brain development from conception to five years.


Raising Children Network

  • Anxiety and fears provides information about anxiety in children through the different ages and stages.
  • Separation anxiety covers how to identify and help children with separation anxiety.

Early Childhood Australia

  • About separation anxiety provides information on understanding and managing separation distress for both children and parents.

Better Health Channel

  • Fear and anxiety covers common fears for babies and toddlers and highlights some contributing factors.

Women's and Children's Health Network

  • Separation anxiety includes information and practical tips on managing separation anxiety in different situations.

Zero to Three

Children of Parents with a Mental Illness (COPMI)