Psychology for 5, 6 and 7 Years Old 

Results from the Australian Child and Adolescent Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing, conducted in 2013-14 by the Telethon Kids Institute at The University of Western Australia found:

  • Most children have positive mental health and show no signs of mental health difficulties.
  • However, for children aged 4-11, the survey found that almost one in seven Australian children had a mental health concern, with anxiety (6.9%) and ADHD (8.2%) being the most common. This overall statistic is consistent with the results of the survey conducted in 1998.
  • This finding highlights the importance of raising awareness of the signs of mental health disorders in children and promoting early help-seeking strategies.


  • Fears and worries
  • Low mood
  • Friendship issues
  • School avoidance
  • Grief and loss
  • Resilience – takes time to bounce back from setbacks
  • Sleep issues (e.g. difficulty falling asleep, waking a lot, nightmares)
  • Separation issues
  • Difficulty making friends/poor peer-relationships
  • Problems with transition to school, or from one year to another
  • Separation anxiety
  • Behaviour problems and disorders (e.g. ADHD)
  • Specialist behaviour management planning
  • Low self esteem
  • Well-being issues
  • Mental health concerns (e.g. low mood)
  • Family relationship issues
If a child ticks several of these areas and you are concerned feel free to call AIM Therapy on 6150 8339 or email for more information about how our services may help. We look forward to hearing from you.