SRF Program

  • Emerging Minds

    VEYLDF Alignment

    Item uses these practice principles: Reflective practice, Partnerships with families, High expectations for every child, Respectful relationships and responsive engagement, Equity and diversity.

    Item responds to these sub-outcomes: Children become strong in their social, emotional and spiritual wellbeing.


    The National Workforce Centre for Child Mental Health offers different online courses to support the practice of professionals in health, social and community services who work with children aged birth to 12 years. The courses focus on: 
    • identifying and seeing the child within the context of a family with challenges (building awareness of the child and how adult difficulties impact family relationships)
    • assessing the needs of the child and family and providing support (supporting the child and family to achieve positive outcomes)
    • supporting families through practical tools and strategies to improve child mental health outcomes.

    Detailed Costs

    Not applicable

    Implementation Considerations

    Target population: professionals in health, social and community service settings who work with children aged birth to 12 years; adults who are parents/carers.

    Program/practice descriptions and details: the training consists of a range of online courses to support child mental health and wellbeing. Courses are interactive and conta​in practical demonstrations to help put learning into practice.

    Training requirements: professionals take courses online. Shorter courses take around 1.5 to three hours, while other courses may take 10-20 hours.
    Staffing: services should consider the cost of backfill when determining the cost of accessing this resource.

    Priority Area

    Wellbeing (social and emotional)

    Strength of Evidence

    Not applicable