Steps you can take for a healthier family

This week is International Mental Health Week. it is an important reminder for all of us to stop and focus on mental health and emotional wellbeing. With the current statistics of 1 in 4 young Australians experiencing mental health issues and almost half (45%) of all Australians experiencing a mental illness in their lifetime – we need to find ways to do better.

While our awareness of mental health issues has increased significantly, the next step is to take preventive action for yourself and your family.   But how?  Research and evidence show us that creating a healthy emotional environment for the family is one of the best things you can do to support positive mental health outcomes for your children now and through adolescence.  

How much time do you take to have meaningful conversations with your family? 
Do you focus on the positives in the family and in each other?  
How do you support your children to talk openly and honestly about their feelings? 
How do you address conflict and disharmony in the family?  

These can be challenging questions but doing these things well are essential to preparing your children to build their resilience and emotional wellbeing. 

Uplifting Australia delivers resources and programs that provide the tools and knowledge needed to strengthen emotional wellbeing and help your children to thrive.
To get started, read our free Parenting Strategies here.

Here is what parents say about our programs:
“I enjoyed it and would love to do it again. It helps to get to know each other and to understand the hobbies, likes and dislikes also how we can improve our ourselves as a family.”
– Parent, Family Connect
“The best thing was getting strongly connected with my child and understanding his emotions. Also understanding that it is important at all times to respect your children.”
– Parent, Ready > Steady > Go program.
“The best thing was being given a framework to practice parenting strategies to make it more effective., and the quality one-on-one time with my child.”
– Parent, Family Hangout