The Australian Government has just launched a new, free phone application with information, ideas and guidance for parents to help them provide additional support their child’s mental health and wellbeing.

The Raising Healthy Mind App was developed by the Raising Children Network as part of its program to support parents’ mental health literacy by building knowledge and confidence concerning the social and emotional wellbeing of children.

Each year, more than 300,000 Australian children experience a mental health disorder, and diagnosis and treatment at an early stage is important because it can reduce the length and severity of the problem.

Parents can play a crucial role in early diagnosis and this new app will give parents and carers the confidence to recognise early signs of social or emotional problems and help them to seek support if it’s needed.

The app is targeted towards parents with children aged 12 years and under and includes information on health, development and wellbeing based on the child’s age. The app also includes information and support for parents and carers to ensure they are looking after their own mental health and wellbeing.

To download the App go to:

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