Children’s Mental Health and Wellbeing

BeyondBlue reports that half of all lifetime cases of mental health disorders start by age 14 years and three fourths by age 24 years.  These reports (and others by e.g. The Commissioner for Children and Young People), point to the need for refocussed effort to both prevent mental health problems and to respond early to problems as they emerge. The workshop will discuss the most common mental health disorders, the steps you can take to identify potential problems and how to approach a family with your concerns.