Beyond Blue Healthy Families

Healthy Families is all about giving parents and other caretakers the information, knowledge and confidence to support the young people in their lives. Created by the national anxiety, depression and suicide prevention organisation Beyond Blue, this useful portal can help carers manage their own mental health and wellbeing.

Information is helpfully grouped by age range – pregnancy and new parents, preschoolers one to five, children six to 12 and teenagers 13+. There is a significant focus on strategies to foster resilience in age-appropriate ways. There is also a helpful section about maintaining stable homes and relationships, especially following separation or loss.

Features include:

  • In-depth information about mental health conditions affecting children and young people
  • Helpful tips about connecting with support services
  • Self-assessment tools, online forums and support via phone or chat
  • Information for parents and other caregivers about providing effective support