Child mental health

NARROWER TERMS
Report

'Supported, educated and understood'

This report aims to shine a light on the everyday lives of regional, rural and remote young people, their strengths and challenges, their mental health, and the impact ReachOut has in improving their mental health and wellbeing.
Report

Psychological distress in young people in Australia

This report, by researchers from Mission Australia and the Black Dog Institute, reveals that substantially more young people in Australia are experiencing psychological distress than in 2012. The report also reveals that young people had higher odds of experiencing psychological distress if they identified as...
Report

Exploring the decline in wellbeing for Australian girls

This report examines the research and data across a range of young females' wellbeing measures, including physical health, mental health, education, social media and safety.
Report

Racism, racial discrimination and child and youth health: a rapid evidence synthesis

This report, commissioned by VicHealth, presents a rapid evidence synthesis on racism and child and youth health to inform policy, practice and research.
Strategy

National mental health and suicide prevention plan

This strategy document recognises that Australians need a system that acts early to help people before mental health conditions and suicidal distress worsen. It also suggests that whole-of-government and whole-of-community changes are needed to deliver preventative, compassionate, and effective care.
Briefing paper

What is the impact of early childhood maltreatment on mental health outcomes in middle childhood?

This briefing paper outlines the key findings from the research paper entitled, 'Mental disorders in children known to child protection services during early childhood.' It also discusses the implications of this research for policy and practice.
Report

Impacts of COVID-19 on children and young people who contact Kids Helpline

This report examines the types of COVID-19-related concerns that children and young people aged 5 to 25 years raised with Kids Helpline counsellors between January and the end of April 2020.
Briefing paper

What risk factors are associated with being placed in out-of-home care?

This FACSIAR Evidence to Action Note presents summary results from two state-wide surveys conducted in 2018 by the NSW Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ) (formerly Family and Community Services or FACS).
Policy report

Children of the pandemic

While the UK Government has taken strong actions to support firms and some workers, this paper argues that further measures are needed to support children and their families.
Report

Changing direction: mental health needs of justice-involved young people in Australia

This report presents findings on the mental health of 465 justice-involved young people. Findings are drawn from a wider survey of the mental, sexual and reproductive health of young people (14–17 years old) in contact with the justice system conducted in Queensland and Western Australia...