Category Archives: Young People

Keeping Families and Children in Mind

As part of the WA COPMI (Children Of Parents with a Mental Illness) Education and Awareness Strategy COPMI National (http://www.copmi.net.au/) is being offered in Broom for FREE training in Broom. The following two training courses are being offered, subject to … Continue reading

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Parents’ Guide for Anxiety and Depression in Young People

beyondblue has released a new resource for parents and carers of young people struggling with anxiety and depression: A parents’ guide to anxiety and depression in young people. In Australia, one in four 16 to 24 … Continue reading

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Young carer discussion paper

Carers Victoria has recently released a discussion paper entitled Unfinished Business: Public policy and children in families with a person with a disability or mental illness. This project was initiated due to growing awareness about the needs and difficulties faced … Continue reading

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Young Carers Respite and Information Services Programme and the NDIS

What is the Young Carers Respite and Information Services Programme? The Young Carers Respite and Information Services (Young Carers) programme assists young carers who need support to complete their secondary education or the vocational equivalent because of the demands of … Continue reading

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Bridging the digital disconnect

Young and Well CRC have just released a report that researched online mental health and digital literacy resources for parents who wish to support the mental health of young people aged 12 to 25. The report outlines key findings from … Continue reading

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eheadspace live info session: recognising warning signs and learning how to support young people

Young people can experience many different changes as they grow up. As a parent it’s sometimes difficult to know the difference between normal adolescent behaviour, such as moodiness and irritability, and an emerging mental health problem. Recognising warning signs early … Continue reading

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Trial a new website developed to connect young people to a support group environment

RFWA, together with HVNWA and MIFWA, is looking to trial a new website developed to connect young people to a support group environment. We HEAR You has been developed in acknowledgement that, for many young voice hearers’, the fear of … Continue reading

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Television: Young Carers

Insight, a current affairs program on SBS, recently broadcast a show focussing on you carers. It featured many young carers, as well as Mind’s Carer Consultant Michelle Swann, talking about her experience as a 10 year old caring for her … Continue reading

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NATIONAL SURVEY TO SHED LIGHT ON YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH

The largest national survey examining the mental health and wellbeing of Australian children and adolescents has been launched, supported by $6 million from the Gillard Labor Government. Federal Minister for Mental Health Mark Butler launched the Young Minds Matter survey … Continue reading

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Caring for a adult when you are only a child

Kids and young people open up about their life as a young carer on Insight, an SBS program on Tuesday. Click here to view.

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