Children’s mental health: helping your child get a head start

It’s never too soon to start thinking about mental health. As leaders in childhood intervention and kids’ mental health, Stride is here to support you in raising happier, healthier children.

Baby steps towards a bright future

In these early years, your child is developing important skills and attachments that play a huge role in their ongoing development and mental wellbeing. These include the emotional and social skills they build during their interactions with others.

Seeking support

If you’re worried about your child’s emotional and social wellbeing or behaviour, our specialist child and youth mental health service support workers will provide assessment and counselling – as well as an individual support plan for each family.

You’ll find our early childhood services in Sydney, Brisbane and Cairns. From our bright and colourful Stride Kids centre focused on early intervention for those with mild to moderate mental health needs – to our Take 2 service which offers families more intensive support.

Our Services

Evidence-based support for children and families

Stride Kids offers children’s mental health services in a fun and bright learning centre.

  • Ages 0 – 11
  • Located in Ipswich with outreach services available for North Brisbane
  • Improves kids’ mental wellbeing
  • Assessment and psychological support for managing mental health difficulties
  • Parenting and therapeutic group programs
  • Access to childhood specialists

Working with families to provide intensive mental health support for children

Take 2 works alongside families with children who have complex mental health needs – at our place or yours.

  • Located in Cairns South
  • Up to 12 months support – short, medium and longer term
  • Goal setting, mentoring and practical support
  • Group and individual activities
  • Referral to other specialists
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Helping mums manage motherhood and their mental health

The Stride Kids Playgroup provides a safe space for mums with mental health needs who have kids under five.

  • Located in Kingsgrove, NSW
  • Ages 0 – 5 (and not in school)
  • Access to childhood specialists
  • Support for diagnosed or undiagnosed mental health conditions and illness in kids
  • Counselling for domestic violence and/or substance use
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