Where can I go for further information?
beyondblue is a national, independent, not-for-profit organisation working to address issues associated with depression, anxiety and related substance-use disorders in Australia.
Australian Psychological Society is the largest professional association for psychologists in Australia. It spreads the message that psychologists make a difference to peoples’ lives, through improving their health and wellbeing and increasing scientific knowledge. There are also some tip sheets on a range of topics related to children’s mental health.
Children of Parents with a Mental Illness (COPMI) provides information for family members across Australia who have a parent experiencing a mental illness, and for people who care for and work with them. The overall aim of the initiative is to promote better mental health outcomes for children (0-18 years) of parents experiencing a mental health illness. COPMI's Family talk is a booklet providing tips and information for answering children’s questions about their parent or carer experiencing mental health difficulties as well as ideas about where to seek help.
Women’s and Children’s Health Network Parenting and Child Health Child and Youth Health (WCHN) promotes the health, wellbeing and development of children, young people and families across South Australia by providing: support to parents in areas of parenting, health services for infants, children and young people, support for families and children with additional needs, up-to-date health information for parents, children and young people. Information on children experiencing grief and loss is available, as well as risk, protection and resilience in children and families.
Response Ability is an initiatve of the Australian federal government to support teachers and early childhood educators in the areas of children's mental health and wellbeing. This is their fact sheet on risk and protective factors, and one on mental health and ill-health.