Help support your child’s mental health

Written By

Ashlyn Lee


Feb 12, 2023


Recently we held an information session to provide tips to help you as parents/carers support your child’s mental health over the school holidays.

This event was organised by Ali Clements, Manager Metro Suicide Prevention Coordinator Program with Neami National. They have a great resource for parents/carers on supporting your child’s mental health and a tip sheet filled with national and local hotlines that you can use to find support.

We heard from Mental Health Trainer Romy Pritchard from RDP Enterprise Solutions who gave presentation filled with useful tips including the following:

What is and is not typical adolescent behaviour
Protective vs. risk factors for developing a mental illness
Ways you can support their mental health

We also heard from Roger Garling, Service Manager with Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service Rockingham branch. CAMHS is a planned admission service that can help deal with clinical diagnoses and complex trauma issues as well as eating disorders.

Although are not necessarily your first port of call, CAMHS operate a 24/7 Crisis Connect Hotline offering urgent mental health support and advice for young people.

Ashlyn Lee

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