Webinar: Suicide prevention in primary schools

This webinar is facilitated by Dr Lyn O'Grady, and is suitable for health and community professionals and primary educators and staff. The recording and supporting resources are available here.

Webinar: How reconcilliation can support the social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children

This webinar is facilitated by Samatha Smith, and is suitable for early childhood and primary educators and staff, as well as health and community professionals. The recording and supporting resources are available here.

Webinar: Managing aggressive behaviours in primary school children

This webinar is facilitated by Vicki Cowling, and is suitable for primary school educators and staff as well as health and community professionals. The recording and supporting resources are available here.

Webinar:  Supporting infants and toddlers with anxiety

This webinar focusses on infants and toddlers with anxiety, is facilitated by psychologist Lisa Sheen, and features a panel discussion about a fictional case study.  The recording and supporting resources are available here.

Webinar: Supporting infant mental health

This KidsMatter's webinar focussed on supporting infant mental health.  It was facilitated by Jo Cole, who is a clinical psychologist and Manager of Psychology at Canberra Hospital and is suitable for health and community professionals and early childhood educators. More information on the webinar is available here.

Webinar: Supporting primary school children with anxiety

The KidsMatter webinar was facilitated by Dr Lyn O'Grady, KidsMatter National Project Manager and focussed on a panel discussion about twins Charlie and James who are in Grade 3 and new to their school. View the webinar and supporting resources.

Webinar: Supporting children affected by trauma

The KidsMatter webinar held on 27 October 2015 focussed on supporting children affected by trauma, and focussed on a panel discussion about behaviours exhibited by Jack (aged 10 years), Matilda (4 years) and Jacinta (11 months) in their early childhood and school environments, as they struggle to deal with the trauma resulting from witnessing past violence between their parents Fiona and Steve, who have now separated.  View the webinar recording and supporting resources.

Webinar: Supporting children of parents with a mental illness, in schools and early childhood services

The KidsMatter webinar on 15 September, 2015 featured an interdisciplinary panel discussion that explored the challenges faced by Kyra (aged 10) and her brother Declan (aged 3) whose mother suffers from a mental illness and whose father is often away from home, working to support the family financially. View the webinar recording and supporting resources.

Webinar: Supporting the social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal children

On 28 April 2015, KidsMatter delivered a webinar which centred on a series of recently developed animated films and supporting resources designed to communicate key messages about Aboriginal children's social and emotional wellbeing. View the webinar recording and supporting resources.

Webinar Series: We do better together

This series of webinars focuses on the theme of supporting children’s mental health and wellbeing across early childhood, primary school and community environments and the importance of collaboration between mental health practitioners and  health and community services across all of these settings.

Using the Orlov family case study, panellists share their perspectives and experience in helping to support families with the challenges they face in settling into a new town and new educational settings.

At the end of this webinar, participants should be better equipped to recognise, understand and respond to emotional, social and behavioural difficulties in children who attend early childhood and primary school settings.  They should also come away with strategies for building a positive community in schools and ECEC services, including engaging families and promoting emotional and social wellbeing.  View the webinar recording and supporting resources.

Using the Harper family case study, panellists share their perspectives and experiences in helping support families with the challenges they face when the primary care giver returns to the workforce.

At the end of this webinar, participants should be more aware of the benefits of and be able to develop strategies for collaboration between mental health practitioners across primary school, health and community settings.  They should also be aware of the benefits of and opportunities for involvement with programs like KidsMatter. View the webinar recording and supporting resources.

Using a case study centred on Georgina (4 years), Lucas (14 months) and their recently-separated parents Rebecca and Finn, panellists share their perspectives and experiences in helping support children who have been navigating a variety of mental health and wellbeing challenges.

At the end of this webinar, participants will be more aware of the benefits of and be able to identify strategic opportunities for collaboration between mental health practitioners across early childhood, health and community settings.  They should also be aware of the benefits of and opportunities for involvement with programs like KidsMatter.  View the webinar recording and supporting resources.