Upcoming events

29 Oct
Assessment & intervention, Recovery & supported decision making, Therapeutic theory & practice, Younger persons mental health, Educator and trainer resources

Often people find it difficult to talk about self-harm. This co-facilitated course offers opportunity to safely share different perspectives, and...

Via Zoom
19 Nov
Younger persons mental health

Evidence suggests one in five patients in early psychosis programs has borderline personality disorder (BPD) and up to half of adults with BPD...

Live streaming via Zoom
24 Nov
Families & carers, Younger persons mental health

This four-day workshop provides a basic introduction to core concepts of family therapy theory and practice. It will assist participants to develop...

Other learning opportunities


This course explores mental health for children aged 0-12 years. It will help practitioners to identify the factors that support positive mental...


This topic covers mental health and physical conditions that commonly present in child and youth mental health, the general principles for assessing...


This topic discusses the structure of child and youth mental health services around Australia. It provides best practice service examples, and...

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A practical guide to working with children and families through Telehealth

Families & carers | Workplace wellbeing & practice support | Younger persons mental health | 2020

This resource from Emerging Minds aims to develop practitioners' knowledge and confidence in using Telehealth with children and families. It provides practical ideas on where to start, how to prepare and what to do during a session.

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Keeping child mental health in mind

Younger persons mental health | 2019

This document outlines the National Workforce Centre for Child Mental Health’s (NWC) strategy to support health, social and community professionals in identifying, assessing and supporting infants and children who are at risk of, or currently experiencing, mental health difficulties.

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Supporting staff to work with children and families with complex needs

Families & carers | Younger persons mental health | 2019

This paper, written by AIFS and Emerging Minds, provides managers, practice leaders, and other decision-makers with practical guidance on supporting staff to work with children and families with complex needs.

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Autism Spectrum Disorders and Comorbid Mental Health Conditions Manual

Younger persons mental health | 2014

The Working with Young People with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Comorbid Mental Health Conditions manual was developed by the Orygen Youth Health ASD Interest group based on clinical experiences of working with this complex population.

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