Stressful events can change how children view the world around them and make them feel like they are no longer safe. But there are steps that we can take to help support their recovery.

Emerging Minds provides resources, information and tools for professionals and organisations working with children, parents and families to support child mental health and wellbeing.

In recognition of the floods occurring around Australia, Emerging Minds has collaborated with the Australian Child and Adolescent Trauma, Loss & Grief Network at the Australian National University to develop a resource to help families support children through these experiences.

The resource covers:

  • conversations to have with children about a flood event
  • important ways to involve and support children before, during and after a flood; and
  • where to find further information and support.

You can access this and more resources at