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.

Social/emotional

  • Bullying
  • Grief and loss
  • Relationship issues
  • Transition/adjustment to change (i.e. problems with transition)
  • Social skills
  • Conflict between child and parent
  • Friendship issues
  • Peer pressure/impact of social media
  • Mental health issues (anxiety, depression, other)
  • Self-care

If a child ticks several of these areas and you are concerned feel free to call AIM Therapy on 6150 8339 or email reception@aimtherapy.com.au for more information about how our services may help. We look forward to hearing from you.

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