Meerilinga launches new ‘Positive Childhoods’ podcast series for Children’s Week 2021

In light of celebrating Children’s Week from the 23rd October to the 31st October 2021, Meerilinga will launch a new podcast series titled Positive Childhoods, supported by The Department of Education.

The podcast is hosted by Meerilinga Parenting team and topics will explore important issues that impact the wellbeing of young children through a compassionate, evidence-based lens.

The podcast will feature guest speakers who are experts in the early childhood field such as: Dr Emma DeCicco, Clinical Psychologist from The Dash Health Hub, David Walker, Community Coordinator from The Fathering Project and Devinder Singh, Strategic Advisor for Disability Services and Creative Director from Podcasting Hub Australia.

Meerilinga will use the podcast platform as a new way to provide educational resources and elevate the wellbeing of children in our community by equipping educators, parents, and carers from all backgrounds with tools for promoting resilience and healthy connections with others.

This podcast series is aimed at early childhood professionals, those currently training as early educators, teachers, parents, carers, and those working in or interested in the early childhood space.

Meerilinga’s Positive Childhoods podcast will be available from Monday 25 October 2021 across major podcast platforms on Android and iOs including Apple Podcast and Spotify.


About Meerilinga

Meerilinga is a not-for-profit organisation and registered charity that promotes positive childhoods, parenting courses and services, training and education for educators, playgroups, early learning programs, and community activities to develop strong and connected communities.

Meerilinga’s seven Children and Family Centres located in Ballajura, Beechboro, High Wycombe, Hilton, Kingsley, Woodvale, and its Outreach service in Bullsbrook are used by local communities as a safe, inclusive, and welcoming space for all community members to learn, participate, connect, and contribute to fostering a sense of community belonging and wellbeing.


About Children’s Week

Children’s Week is a national awareness week celebrated annually on 23rd October to 31st October across Australia. Meerilinga is the convener of Children’s Week in Western Australia. The 2021 Children’s Week theme is ‘Children have the right to choose their own friends and safely connect with others.’