Children and Adolescents


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Australian Child and Adolescent Trauma, Loss and Grief Network (ACATLGN)
Developed by ANU College of Health and Medicine – an online community and information resource for those interested in children, adolescents and their futures. Works towards the common goal of supporting positive and hopeful outcomes for young people and their families experiencing trauma, loss and grief.

Australian Childhood Foundation 
National organisation with a focus on helping children heal from the hurt of abuse and neglect, works to have a collective impact on the lives of traumatised children and families, advocate for the needs of children, and educate and empower communities to safeguard children.

Australian Childhood Trauma Group 
Specialise in childhood trauma, providing services to government and non-government agencies, including secondary consultation, training, program review, referral and research.


Children of Parents with Mental Illness 
Promoting better outcomes for children and families where a parent experiences mental illness. The Children of Parents with a Mental Illness (COPMI) national initiative is continuing to merge with Emerging Minds, National Workforce Centre for Child Mental Health.

Provides clinical advice and professional support to workers, services and communities who engage with young people affected by alcohol and other drug use in Queensland.


Emerging Minds 
Dedicated to advancing the mental health and emotional wellbeing of Australian infants, children, adolescents and their families. Leads the National Workforce Centre for Child Mental Health, delivered in partnership with the Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS), the Australian National University (ANU), the Parenting Research Centre (PRC) and the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP). Offers Free Resources.


Headspace - National Youth Mental Health Foundation
A one-stop-shop for young people (12–25 years) who need help with mental health, physical health (including sexual health), alcohol and other drugs or work and study support. 


Reach Out   
Online mental health organisation for young people, their parents and schools. Offers practical support, tools and tips to help young people get through anything from everyday issues to tough times. Information offered to parents and schools makes it easier to help teenagers.


The Trauma and Grief Network
Aims to reduce the mental health risks faced by children and adolescents by providing information and support for parents and caregivers. Connects families, carers and members of the community to resources focused on the care of children and adolescents affected by the impact of trauma, loss and grief.