Upcoming events

Online - Live Stream (Zoom)
12 Oct
Families & carers, MH policy, systems & legislation, Service development

The Bouverie Centre's 19th Annual Mini-Conference seeks to provide an opportunity to pause and reflect on challenges within the mental health sector...

22 Oct
Families & carers, Younger persons mental health

CHAMPS and Space4Us are peer support programs for children and young people who have a parents with mental illness or mental health issues. CHAMPS...

Online - Live Stream (Zoom)
03 Nov
Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander, Alcohol and other drugs, Families & carers, Family violence, Older persons mental health, Younger persons mental health

This half day implementation focused training is the practice companion to The Bouverie Centres Single Session Thinking self paced online course. This...

Other learning opportunities


This course explores mental health for children aged 0-12 years. It will help practitioners to identify the factors that support positive mental...


When a person experiences mental illness, the care provided by family members, friends and other people often exceeds the usual expectations of a...


This topic follows Carer Participation and explores the role of carers working as advocates in non-government organisations or in the mental health...

Related resources

A practical guide to working with children and families through Telehealth

Families & carers | Workplace wellbeing & practice support | Younger persons mental health | 2020

This resource from Emerging Minds aims to develop practitioners' knowledge and confidence in using Telehealth with children and families. It provides practical ideas on where to start, how to prepare and what to do during a session.

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Fifth National Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan, 2019: The consumer and carer perspective

Consumer perspective | Families & carers | 2019

The National Mental Health Commission has released a report outlining consumer and carer experiences of mental health care as part of the Commission’s role in independently monitoring and reporting on progress of the Fifth National Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan.

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Supporting staff to work with children and families with complex needs

Families & carers | Younger persons mental health | 2019

This paper, written by AIFS and Emerging Minds, provides managers, practice leaders, and other decision-makers with practical guidance on supporting staff to work with children and families with complex needs.

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Strategy for the Family Carer Mental Health Workforce in Victoria

Families & carers | Workplace wellbeing & practice support | 2019

This Strategy describes the required activity needed to adequately support and develop the family carer peer workforce and should be carried out in partnership and with leadership from family carer workers. Pdf version.

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