Wellbeing

Here are some helpful information for families;

Student Wellbeing Telehealth Service

Quarantine at home coping tips

Disasters the Media and Children

School Psychology Referral Form for Parents and Guardians

Our Student Wellbeing team have put together some resources and useful links to supporting the wellbeing of families and young people during the coronavirus outbreak. It is understandable that students and families may be feeling worried, stressed and anxious by the current evolving situation. It will be important to make time to care for yourselves and to support children and young people to cope with what’s going on. Students have been sent additional information that will help support there wellbeing whilst they are at home, which can be accessed through their year group google page. Further to this, a link to a request for support form has also been provided to students.

Referral link:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfPY-eEicccjvvL4Oh_owr0thWGuavHmItDZF2D1X2B0ZQOjw/viewform?usp=sf_link

Here are some helpful documents to assist families with students returning to school as the COVID-19 restrictions ease;

Back to school in 2020 as COVID-19 restrictions ease

Preparing kids to move back to school after COVID-19

Tips for helping kids cope with anxiety about COVID-19

Tips to help anxious children cope

School refusal in a time of COVID-19

Useful numbers:

Kids Help Line – 1800 55 1800

Lifeline – 131114

MensLine Australia on 1300 789 978

Beyond Blue on 1300 224 636

Headspace on 1800 650 890

https://mindup.org/

https://thiswayup.org.au/

Links:

- 125 ideas for parents who have children at home while quarantining or in self-isolating. https://parade.com/1009774/stephanieosmanski/things-to-do-with-kids-during-coronavirus-quarantine/

- Story book developed by The Autism Educator may be appropriate when talking with children with disability’s about the COVID-19 situation.: https://theautismeducator.ie/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/The-Corona-Virus-Free-Printable-Updated-2-The-Autism-Educator-1-1.pdf

- Headspace have developed this resource for young people in regards to managing stress in response to COVID-19: https://headspace.org.au/young-people/how-to-cope-with-stress-related-to-covid-19/

- Resources for anxiety and your mental health: https://www.virusanxiety.com/

e-mental health and online services:

ecouch.anu.edu.au

www.smilingmind.com.au

brave4you.psy.uq.edu.au

biteback.org.au

eheadspace.org.au

suicidecallbackservice.org.au

kidshelpline.com.au

reachout.com.au

mensline.org.au

If you have serious concerns for a young person’s mental health or they are in crisis you can contact the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) North (02) 5124 1407 or CAMHS South (02) 5124 3133 (during business hours), or outside business hours you can call the Mental Health ACT, Access Team 1800 629 354 (24/7).