Here are some resources for supporting your other child or children’s mental health and wellbeing – and for sharing with them.
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Websites and online support for children’s and young people’s mental health and wellbeing:
Information sheets for supporting children’s and young people’s mental health and wellbeing:
Beyond Blue: Parent tips for supporting your family’s wellbeing
headspace: Tips for supporting young people’s wellbeing
Kids Helpline: Tips for promoting teen self-care
Raising Children Network: Tips for supporting the mental health of younger children (3-8 years)
Raising Children Network: Tips for supporting the mental health of pre-teens and teens (9-18 years)
Raising Children Network: A guide to brain development in pre-teens and teens (9-15 years)
Online programs for supporting children’s and young people’s mental health and wellbeing:
BITE BACK is a free, self-guided online wellbeing and resilience program for young people aged 13–16 years old. It uses a combination of fun, interactive activities, quizzes, animations and information across nine positive psychology domains including gratitude, optimism, flow, meaning, hope, mindfulness, character strengths, healthy lifestyle, and positive relationships.
RightByYou is a mental health resource for young people who are worried about their friends.
The BRAVE Program is an interactive, online program for the prevention and treatment of childhood and adolescent anxiety for children and young people. There are programs for young children (3-7), children (8-12) and teens (13-17). The programs are free, and provide ways for children and teenagers to better cope with their worries.
This free, fun, interactive program for young people over 16 years helps you identify and overcome problem emotions and shows you how to develop good coping skills for the future.
Click here for a range of apps for supporting children’s and young people’s mental health and wellbeing.