Mental health explained
Learn about common mental health terms and conditions and how to support your family’s well-being.
Sadness, fear, frustration and other emotions are all a natural part of growing up. But if your child is experiencing intense negative emotions for prolonged periods of time, and it’s impacting their social, family and school life, it may mean they need support from a mental health professional.
Read on to learn more about some of the common mental health conditions and ways you can help your child to feel better.
What is mental health?
Mental health is fundamental to our ability to think, feel, learn, work, build meaningful relationships and contribute to the world. Mental health means more than just an absence of mental disorders. It is an important part and foundation of everyone’s overall health and well-being.
Throughout their lives, children and young people experience different levels of positive mental health and well-being. 1 in 10 of them will also experience a mental health condition. Sadly the majority never get the care they need.
Mental health conditions explained
How to talk to your child about mental health
No one should have to deal with mental health challenges on their own. Make sure your child doesn’t. It starts with one moment, one conversation, one question: What’s on your mind?