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A full recording of the webinar and related resources, including slides, audio and a transcript, is now available.

The full recording of the webinar is also available on our YouTube Channel.

This webinar explored how practitioners can share information about children’s mental health (0-12 years) and effectively engage parents to support prevention and early intervention for child mental health difficulties.

Drawing upon practice wisdom, research findings and lived experience, Angela, Myfanwy and Mandy explored how practitioners can tailor information about child mental health to:

  • meet families’ unique needs
  • reflect the circumstances that impact on family relationships, social relationships and relational capabilities.

This webinar also examined some of the factors that might get in the way of engaging parents during this process and how these barriers can be approached.


This webinar was co-produced by CFCA and Emerging Minds. They are working together as part of the National Workforce Centre for Child Mental Health, which is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health under the National Support for Child and Youth Mental Health Program.

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Comment from presenter

Hi, this is Angela dropping in with a quick repeat of my invitation about specific questions or feedback related to the Engaging with Parents content of Tuesdays webinar. In discussion with Mandy, as we prepared over the past few months, we guessed it may generate some post-webinar conversation. So we are up for it. On that note I also wanted to highlight that as a Child and Family Partner with Emerging Minds, Mandy is actively supported in the process of any activity she contributes to, before during and afterwards. So acknowledging the shared space we had during the webinar, I also wanted to encourage any of you who may be reflecting on professional or personal parallels to consider touching base with your own support networks. It does indeed take a village, and we are all entitled to draw on its support.