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The Power of Parenting: Supporting the Mental Health of Young People

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The Base Health

3 Tudor Street

Newcastle West, NSW 2302

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Learn simple strategies to support your child's mental health

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Are you a parent with a young person who requires support with their mental health and wellbeing?

Would you like to know the best way to respond to them when they are demonstrating challenging behaviours?

In this this 60 minute session I will provide you with key understandings and practical strategies to help support your child when they need you most.

I will share with you a simple process so you can better recognise early triggers that cause distress and how best to respond so you guide the young people you support through their distress.

You will learn easy ways to connect with kids quickly, so you can worry less about their mental health and help them prepare for everything life throws at them.

This program is designed specifically for parents, by me a parent and child and adolescent mental health expert, and has been used to help thousands of families better manage the challenges young people face every day.

When I first started nursing kids, I was responsible for the safety of young people who would engage in self-harm, suicidal behaviour, aggression, violence and running away when they were distressed. I just didn't know what to do to support them during episodes of distress and had some awfully confronting situations where restraint and medication was used. I met many parents who would say to me “I just don’t know what to do”.

This inspired me to find a new way, so I undertook a PhD and conducted a research project that aimed to understand psychological distress for young people and how adults can support and respond to them in helpful ways. My goal was to improve the care I offered as a nurse (and as a father of 3 daughters), but also to use what I learnt to educate parents and other adults who support young people to reduce the damaging impact that repeated high levels of distress can have on a young person’s life.

As a result of my research and thousands of hours of clinical experience, I started a charity and developed a simple, easy to follow method to guide adults on how and when to respond to young people in distress to achieve a positive outcome. The goal of my program is to give families , help them to manage their anxiety, and support them to build their coping, resilience and help-seeking behaviours.

I have used the framework presented in this program with thousands of young people and helped thousands of parents on how to use the methods in the program to support their kids.

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The Base Health

3 Tudor Street

Newcastle West, NSW 2302

Australia

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