National Workforce Centre for Child Mental Health

Owning Institution

The National Workforce Centre for Child Mental Health, funded by the federal Department of Health, was launched in late 2017 to assist professionals and organisations who work with children aged 0–12 years and their parents to more effectively help children at risk of mental health conditions.

Led by Emerging Minds, the National Workforce Centre is a partnership of the Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS), the Australian Child and Adolescent Trauma, Loss and Grief Network (Australian National University), the Parenting Research Centre and Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.

Recently added resources


20 Dec 2018

This paper is about why it is difficult for some parents to talk to practitioners about their children’s mental health and what practitioners can do to make it easier for parents to have those conversations.


20 Dec 2018

This paper outlines the nine key steps that practitioners can follow to ensure the information they provide to parents about child mental health is high-quality, useful and relevant to their family’s circumstances.

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