- Massachusetts Department of Mental Health
Recognizing the impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having on children’s mental health, the Department of Mental Health (DMH) joined forces with the Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) and the Office of the Child Advocate (OCA) to launch HandholdMA.org in late October.
HandholdMA.org provides families with tips, tools, and resources designed to help them navigate their child’s mental health journey with confidence. The content, which is targeted to families with kids age 6-12 years, was developed by a team of mental health and child development experts as well as family and community partners. A creative team from IDEO Cambridge designed the user experience and branding.
The same team has created a new media toolkit containing tools and resources for getting the word out about HandHold. The toolkit contains a variety of templates and tools you can use to educate parents in your networks about HandholdMA.org. You can customize these resources to meet the needs of your particular setting or population. Several languages are available. You can use these templates and this language in your own communications such as social media posts, handouts, letters, emails, posters, and more.
- Check out the new toolkit: HandHold Media Toolkit and Resources