Raising Resilient Children
With mental health problems on the rise, it is important that parents and families are given the knowledge and tools to recognise if their child is experiencing mental health problems, what to do about it and how to raise resilient children.
Approximately 50% of mental health conditions occurring before the age of 14*, and almost 75% of mental health conditions before the age of 25*. Given these statistics, there needs to be a focus on building resilience from birth to reduce the risk of future mental health problems.
Research shows** that there are 4 main areas of building resilience in young children, these are listed below:
- Build, strengthen and promote supportive relationships
- Focus on autonomy and responsibility
- Create opportunities for personal challenge
- Focus on managing emotions
The Health Promotion team from HelpingMinds has developed a ‘Raising Resilient Children’ workshop for parents based around these 4 areas as well as discussion around good physical health.
Our no cost one-and-a-half-hour workshop for parents highlights:
– What mental health and mental health conditions are
– What mental health conditions look like in adults and children
– COPMI (Children of Parents with a Mental Illness)
– Factors that increase the chance of developing mental health problems
– Discussion and tips on raising resilient children
– Where to get help
This workshop is recommended for parents of children between 3 and 10 years old.
Feedback from parents who have participated in the program:
It was fantastic! Very comprehensive and helpful information.
Good presenters with valid information.
If you are interested, please contact the HelpingMinds Health Promotion Team:
Phone: (08) 9427 7100
North Metro – Jessica Marmoy firstname.lastname@example.org
South Metro – Ellen Hart email@example.com
*Kessler, RD et al. (2005). Lifetime prevalence and age-of-onset distributions of DSM-IV disorders in the National Comorbidity Survey Replication. Archives of General Psychiatry, 62: p. 593-602.