Mental Health Week 2015: Resources for policy and practice

Mental Health Week 2015: Resources for policy and practice

7 October 2015
Mental Health Week 2015

In recognition of Mental Health Week we’ve brought together a range of our resources that focus on the mental health of children and families.

Mental Health Week aims to promote mental health education, awareness and advocacy. The week coincides with World Mental Health Day on 10 October, where organisations are encouraged to hold events to help raise awareness and understanding of mental health issues. More information is available on the Mental Health Australia website.

In support of raising awareness of mental health issues, the next CFCA webinar on 20 October will discuss the role of technologies in young people’s lives, and how they might be used to support young people’s mental health. Register via the webinar event page.

If you require assistance or would like to talk to a trained professional about the issues described on this page, please call Kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800 or Lifeline on 13 11 14.

The resources below focus on mental health issues and how they relate to child, family and community welfare practices. Please feel free to share additional resources in the comments section on this page.

CFCA Papers

  • The long-term effects of child sexual abuse
    This paper reviews recent Australian and international research on the long-term effects of child sexual abuse. It aims to assist practitioners and policy-makers who work with survivors of sexual abuse and their families to understand the significant findings from this large and sometimes complex body of research.

Practitioner’s Corner articles

CFCA short articles

Event resources

Further reading

More resources, including bibliographies and additional web resources, are available via our Mental Health and Illness topic page.


The feature image is by Noxi., CC BY-NC 2.0.


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