Working to support the mental health of children with an intellectual disability

Date produced 13 February 2020

Join this panel of interdisciplinary experts for a discussion about working with children and families where a child has an intellectual disability. This webinar is a joint production of the Mental Health Professionals' Network (MHPN) and Emerging Minds.

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Watch this facilitated panel discussion of Noah's story to be better equipped to:

  • identify the risk and protective factors for children where they have an intellectual disability
  • describe best practice of collaboration with families and children that achieve positive social and emotional wellbeing outcomes for children with intellectual disability
  • describe tools and tips for assessing, recording and reporting the mental health concerns in children with intellectual disability.

Review the panel of interdisciplinary experts’ bios.:

  • Dr Janina Szyndler (Clinical and Educational and Developmental Psychologist, NSW)

  • Emeritus Professor Stewart Einfeld (Psychiatrist, NSW)


  • Mr. Daniel Moss  (Emerging Minds, South Australia)

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This webinar was produced in February 2020. The Mental Health Professionals’ Network’s webinars are produced for mental health professionals. The information is intended for suitably-experienced mental health professionals and does not replace clinical judgement and decision making. It is intended for use as a guide of a general nature only and may or may not be relevant to particular patients or circumstances. The subject matter is not exhaustive of any mental health conditions presented. Health professionals implementing any recommendations contained in the webinar must exercise their own independent skill or judgement or seek appropriate professional advice relevant to their own particular circumstances when so doing. Any information presented in the webinar recording was deemed relevant at the time of the live event and after this date has not been reviewed. No guarantee can be given that the information is free from error or omission.

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