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National Children's Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy

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Posted 15 Oct. 2021

CaFHS recognises that infancy and early childhood is a critical time for the development of emotional, physical and mental health and are pleased to share that Australia's first National Children's Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy has been launched.

This strategy has been produced for the Australian Government by the National Mental Health Commission, and will guide national action and investment on children and families' mental health and wellbeing.

It sets out the key focus areas, objectives and actions needed to develop an optimal child mental health and wellbeing system.

Objectives include:

  • Supported families
  • Increased mental health literacy
  • Community-driven approaches
  • Collaborative care
  • Access and equity
  • Skilled workforce
  • A wellbeing culture in education settings.