Department of Education and Training Mental Health support for students
Department of Education and Training Mental Health support for parents and carers
2020 has been a challenging and difficult year for many of us. Over the next few weeks it is important we try to make the time to do kind and refreshing activities for ourselves and with our friends and families, things like visiting the beach for a swim, picnicking in parks, watching a movie with friends. and going for a busk walk just out of the city. Here is a link to some easy bush walks in and around Melbourne:
Our Wellbeing Team recommend the following websites if you are looking for support or advice over the break:
RAISING CHILDRENS NETWORK
Here are some great phone counselling supports you might like call during the holidays:
1800 551 800
Kids Helpline is Australia's only free (even on a mobile), confidential 24/7 online and phone counselling service for young people aged 5 to 25.
13 22 89
Parentline is a phone service for parents and carers of children from birth to 18 years old. We offer confidential and anonymous counselling and support on parenting issues.
The Orange Door is a free service for adults, children and young people who are experiencing or have experienced family violence and families who need extra support with the care of children.
Rainbow Door is a specialist LGBTIQA+ helpline providing information, support and referral to all LGBBITQA+ Victorian, their friends and family during COVID 19 crisis and beyond.
13 11 14
Lifeline is a national charity providing all Australians experiencing emotional distress with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services.
Attached are some useful information sheets from the Department of Education aimed at both young people and parents/carers.
We really look forward to seeing everyone back at school in Term 1.
Stay safe and enjoy the summer break.
Felicity Marlowe | Student Wellbeing Coordinator