26 September 2023

NSW Health videos support kids’ young brains

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Families in NSW are to benefit from a series of new videos designed to support children and parents through the crucial first 2,000 days of life.

The new Building Brains series from NSW Health is part of the State’s Brighter Beginnings initiative, delivered in partnership with the Department of Education, the Department of Communities and Justice, the Department of Customer Service, the Department of Regional NSW, Multicultural NSW, Aboriginal Affairs, and the Department of Premier and Cabinet to drive transformational change in early childhood development.

Deputy Secretary of Health System Strategy and Planning at NSW Health, Deb Willcox said the Building Brains resources would help parents better understand their child’s important developmental targets, like how to play, learn, speak, act and move.

“We are encouraging parents and carers to take their children for the health and developmental checks that are so crucial in the first 2,000 days of life,” Ms Willcox said.

“These videos are designed to help parents and carers understand why these checks are so important,” she said.

“We know early intervention is key to supporting children who may not be meeting their developmental milestones.”

Ms Willcox said the resources also helped parents recognise the signs faster, “allowing us to provide children and families with appropriate supports sooner.”

NSW Health’s Building Brains video series can be accessed at this PS News link.

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