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Emerging Minds welcomes Government children’s mental health announcement

In welcoming the recent announcement in relation to a specific focus on Australian children’s mental health for the next ten years, infant and child mental health advocate Emerging Minds said the strategy will “deliver early action early in life to build Australia’s mental prosperity”.

a day ago

by Freya Lucas

Government announces long-term national health plan to prioritise children under 12

Federal Minister for Health Greg Hunt has placed children under 12 years of age at the centre of the Government’s new Long Term National Health Plan, hoping to create what he is terming “the world’s best mental health system – stigma-free and focused on prevention”.

a day ago

by Freya Lucas

ACA highlights combustible cladding risks in wake of “danger to life” warning

The Australian Childcare Alliance (ACA) has sent a warning notice to all members warning of the potential danger posed by flammable cladding after a 9News investigation uncovered that a group of public buildings, one of which was an early childhood education and care (ECEC) facility, was found to be wrapped in combustible cladding, a highly flammable material.

a day ago

by Jason Roberts

LivingWorks wants new mental health strategy for children to include parents, carers

Federal Minister for Health Greg Hunt is expected to outline the detail of a newly launched national mental health strategy for children and young people today, prompting calls from LivingWorks, international provider of suicide prevention training to call for investment in training “all of those who care for our children”.

2 days ago

by Freya Lucas

ECEC services ponder how they promote breastfeeding with strategy launch

The launch of the Australian Breastfeeding Strategy : 2019 and Beyond earlier this month has prompted early childhood education and care (ECEC) services around the country to consider how they promote and support the continuation of breastfeeding when children are enrolled in care.

2 days ago

by Freya Lucas