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