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New phone app to support children's mental health and wellbeing

New phone app to support children's mental health and wellbeing

28 Oct, 2021

The Australian Government has launched a new, free phone application with information, ideas, and guidance for parents to help them provide additional support for their child's mental health and wellbeing.

The Raising Healthy Minds App was developed by the Raising Children Network as part of its program to support parents' mental health literacy by building knowledge and confidence concerning the social and emotional wellbeing of children.

This new app is aimed at parents and carers of children aged 0-12 years. It is free to download and filled with tips and practical ideas to help families raise confident, resilient kids. There are also resources aimed at professionals working with children and families, to ensure they have the latest evidence-based information to respond to questions raised with them by parents.

Raising Healthy Minds is designed to promote children’s social and emotional wellbeing, allowing parents and carers to check on emotions or behaviours that might be concerning them, or get helpful information based on their child’s age. At the same time, it will help increase mental health literacy and reduce stigma in talking about problematic or concerning behaviours or emotions that children may be experiencing.

The app has been developed in consultation with leading health, mental health, and parenting experts as well as being co-designed with parents from across the country. It provides evidence-based advice and referral information that can help parents and carers become more confident in identifying when additional help is needed. It has been co-designed and user-tested to be as accessible as possible to parents from all backgrounds and abilities, using videos, images, and infographics as much as possible.

You can download the app from Apple or Google Play stores or access it via

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