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  • Encourage good mental health in your child by actively listening to them, giving them lots of free play time and rewarding good behaviour.
  • Create a secure environment for your child to develop at their own pace. Making sure your child feels safe and loved gives them the best opportunity to develop the social skills they need to get through life.
  • Call Parentline on 13 22 89 for telephone counselling services from 8 am to 12 am, seven days a week.
  • Encourage your child to call the Kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800 if they don’t feel comfortable talking to you about their feelings.
  • Download information and talk to counsellors online at the Youth beyondblue, headspace, Reachout and Somazone websites. 

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Reviewed on: 07-10-2021