International first: Mental Health Strategy for Children
Lived Experience Australia welcomes the launch last week of the international first National Mental Health Commission's national strategy for children's mental health and wellbeing.
This is the first time a national government has developed a strategy that considers mental health and wellbeing outcomes for children from birth to 12 years of age, as well as their families and communities who nurture them.
“We congratulate the Government and the National Mental Health Commission on this crucial strategy for the mental health of all Australians, especially our young people,” said Professor Sharon Lawn, Executive Director “and having a focus on the four identified areas will go a long way to providing the necessary tools to keep our kids well now and into the future”.
Read the rest of our media release in support of this strategy below: