Steve, on behalf of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service Executive our sincere gratitude to you and your business partners. Such a wonderful gift, very thoughtful and I’m sure will brighten the life’s of many disadvantaged and vulnerable children!
This has warmed my heart and made my day! A very big Thank you.
A/Service Manager | HNELHD Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services,
Your donation, whether it’s $2, $2000 or $20,000 is extremely important for us to be able to continue supporting the mental health of young people in communities across Australia.
One of our charitable initiatives is to provide our ‘Coach 2 Cope – Parents and Carers’ program, for free. We do these programs at our headquarters at The Base (Newcastle), the regional centres we visit, and also to the parents/carers of the schools and organisations we work with.
These are vital in achieving our vision of building capacity in communities across Australia to be able to support our children’s mental health while they’re at home and school, the two places they spend most of their time. They are designed to coach parents and carers a simple process to follow to recognise and respond effectively to distress, as well as help their kids build vital coping, resilience and positive help seeking behaviour.
All of our programs coach participants how to use our evidence based psychological first aid (TAR3) framework, developed by our Clinical Director Dr Stephen Spencer (PhD).
You and/or your organisation can even become a sponsor for these sessions. Imagine that, your company’s name getting behind providing free mental health training for families in your community.
A big thanks to our major sponsor Blinkies Early Childhood Centres and to our great friend Sue McLeod for your generous donations and continued support.