Authors: Bradley Morgan, Dan Moss
Event: 2018 TheMHS Conference
Subject: Emerging Minds: The National Workforce Centre for Child Mental Health
Type of resource: Conference Presentations and Papers
Abstract: Supporting children’s mental health should be a responsibility of all health and welfare practitioners and organisations, whether they work directly with children or not. The Emerging Minds: National Workforce Centre for Child Mental Health has been established to assist professionals and organisations who work with children and/or parents to have the skills to identify, assess and support children at risk of mental health difficulties. The National Workforce Centre incorporates three key components: an online workforce gateway for members of diverse workforce groups to access resources such as practice guides, training, webinars, tools and apps; a national network of regionally-based Child Mental Health Workforce Consultants to support workforce development, systems change, information exchange and collaboration; and, a communication and knowledge translation strategy to support the diffusion of evidence into practice.