Work-Family Support Program

Mental Wellbeing: Strategies to support children's mental health

The increasing complexity and uncertainty in the world, particularly over the last few years, has presented many challenges for our children and has taken its toll on their mental health. Experts are concerned about the possible long-term effects of these changes and impacts including the increase in the number of children experiencing anxiety and other mental health issues. Feeling anxious from time to time is a natural part of life, however, if anxiety persists it can interfere with socialising with friends, focussing on school and simply enjoying life. Parents and carers raising school-aged children can learn how to support their child's long-term mental wellbeing with practical strategies to support mental health and nurture strong relationships with family and friends. 

In this webinar, family wellbeing expert Dr Rosina McAlpine explores: 

  • Statistics on adolescent mental health 
  • What is mental health? 
  • Signs your child may need professional support 
  • Where to get help 
  • The importance of parents as role-models for:
    • Mental health and 
    • Self-care 
  • Strategies to support children’s long-term mental health 
  • Question and answer session 

This session supports working parents and carers to identify the signs that may indicate their child needs professional help as well as the knowledge and skills to support their children’s mental wellbeing. 

Mental Wellbeing: Strategies to support children's mental health will be held at 1pm on Thursday 14 September 2023

Please click the button below to register for the Work-Family Support Program.

Once you have registered, you will automatically be enrolled and advised of all upcoming webinars in the series. You'll also be able to access the Resource Centre for video replays and other useful resources.