The ABCs of Mental Health
A children’s mental health treatment, research, and teaching centre.


Parents and teachers often have questions about the behaviour of children and adolescents. They may worry about whether a behaviour is appropriate for a particular age or developmental stage, or a sign that something might be wrong. They may wonder why it is occurring, and how best to respond.

The ABCs of Mental Health provides two free, web-based Resources - one for teachers and one for parents – to help answer these questions. The Resources include ideas for promoting the mental health of children and adolescents, information about how children change as they get older, descriptions of behaviours that might indicate a problem, and practical suggestions for steps to take.

If this is your first visit to this website, we suggest that you start with the Introduction. Otherwise, go directly to one of the Resources. (See links to the right.)