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Families & carers, Family Violence and Child Wellbeing and Safety, Trauma informed care

This one–day course will explore the determinants and contexts that underpin the use of violence by adolescents against parents/carers. It will then...

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

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When a person experiences mental illness, the care provided by family members, friends and other people often exceeds the usual expectations of a...

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This topic follows Carer Participation and explores the role of carers working as advocates in non-government organisations or in the mental health...

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National Lived Experience (Peer) Workforce Development Guidelines

Consumer perspective | Families & carers | Service development | Workplace wellbeing & practice support | 2021

The Guidelines are intended to inform employers and funding bodies and to support change across the mental health sector by improving understanding of the benefits of the Lived Experience workforce and by supporting employers to assess their local readiness and prioritise activities.

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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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Fifth National Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan, 2019: The consumer and carer perspective

Consumer perspective | Families & carers | 2019

The National Mental Health Commission has released a report outlining consumer and carer experiences of mental health care as part of the Commission’s role in independently monitoring and reporting on progress of the Fifth National Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan.

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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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