Emerging Minds has partnered with the Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS), the Australian National University (ANU), the Parenting Research Centre (PRC) and the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) to deliver the National Workforce Centre for Child Mental Health. Read more about our delivery partners below.
Australian Institute of Family Studies
The Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS, or “the Institute”) is the Australian Government’s key research body in the area of family wellbeing.
AIFS conduct research, provide independent advice and communicate findings to policy-makers, service providers and the community about factors affecting family wellbeing. AIFS’ work builds an evidence base about “what works for families”. Their research contributes to developing policy and practice to promote the wellbeing of families in Australia. AIFS also translate research for people who need to understand the evidence so that it can improve policy and practice affecting families. Their guiding purpose is to create and communicate knowledge to bring about positive outcomes for families – because when families thrive, Australia thrives.
Parenting Research Centre
The Parenting Research Centre helps children thrive by driving new and better ways to support families in their parenting.
We help governments and community organisations in the fields of health, education and welfare put the best evidence on parenting support into action.
We help them find practical solutions by:
• Making evidence more accessible and useful to them through synthesising, translating and exchanging knowledge
• Offering ways to design and implement parenting supports that are innovative, effective, sustainable and evidence-based
• Conducting rigorous applied research that helps them evaluate and improve the quality of their policies, programs and services.
With our valued partners, we run major programs such as Raising Children Network, which helps thousands of parents find evidence-based answers to their parenting questions every day. And programs we coordinate nationally such as MyTime offer free support for parents of children with disabilities
Our 20 years of experience, practical expertise, scientific rigour and collaborative approach mean we are uniquely positioned to support those working with parents who want to drive change and improve outcomes for children.
Australian National University
The Australian National University (ANU) is involved in the National Workforce Centre project through the Australian Child & Adolescent Trauma, Loss & Grief Network (ACATLGN).
ACATLGN is a national network that is based at ANU that sits within the ANU Medical School and was funded under a COAG initiative in 2007 by the Commonwealth Department of Health. ACATLGN works to prevent the burden of mental and physical health difficulties across the lifespan by focusing attention and intervention on the impact of trauma and adversity in childhood, particularly in some of the most vulnerable children, such as those at risk of child abuse and neglect and in Indigenous communities.
ACATLGN produces evidence based resources and tools to support families and professionals working with families to improve practice, understanding and outcomes for all Australian children.
Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) is Australia’s largest professional general practice organisation.
The RACGP is tasked with promoting and improving the health and wellbeing of all people in Australia by providing support, education and training to GPs. The RACGP advocates on behalf of GPs and their patients for equitable, safe and high quality healthcare. The RACGP develops resources and guidelines, supplies ongoing professional development activities, assesses doctors’ skills and knowledge, helps GPs with issues that affect their practice, and develops standards that general practices use to ensure high quality care for their patients.
GPs are the first point of contact for most Australians seeking medical attention, with more than 85% of the population seeing a GP at least once each year. The RACGP represents in excess of 35,000 members, including more than 17,000 Fellows, who treat more than 21 million patients across Australia every year.
Emerging Minds and all the National Workforce Centre for Child Mental Health delivery partners would like to acknowledge the huge contribution of Ian Bone and Elizabeth Hetzel of Artist Made Productions to this project.
Artist Made Productions produce the project’s online courses and video material, they truly bring our work to life.
You can read more about them below.
Artist Made Productions
Artist Made Productions is a partnership between Ian Bone and Elizabeth Hetzel. Together they have produced educational video and online education since 1993. Ian began his career in television at the ABC creating and producing children’s TV shows, including Play School, Swap Shop and Couch Potato. He is also a published author for young people and young adults, with over 30 titles published in Australia, USA, UK, Germany, Finland and South Korea, several of which have been shortlisted for major prizes. Elizabeth is a visual artist with a social work background who has exhibited in a number of group and solo shows, including the Helpman Exhibition and the Waterhouse Prize.
Artist Made Productions has designed and produced a range of online courses and educational videos for a number of prominent clients, including SA Health, the Australian Sports Commission, the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC), Royal Life Saving Australia, Australian Rugby Union, Netball Australia, Swimming Australia, and Children of Parents with a Mental Illness (COPMI) national initiative.