Below are some sites that parents may want to access to support student wellbeing. This page is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. You should seek the advice of an appropriately qualified healthcare professional before making decisions about your own circumstances. You should not disregard professional medical advice, or delay seeking it, because of any information contained on this website.
Tips for parents and carers during lockdown – Vikki Ryall, Executive Director of Clinical Practice
The Virtual Calming Library is a website developed by a group of school based Occupational Therapists (in the USA) for staff and parents to help their students and children find calm and relaxation - it is a site with many resources.
The Brave Program is an interactive, online program for the prevention and treatment of childhood and adolescent anxiety. The programs are free, and provide ways for children and teenagers to better cope with their worries. There are also programs for parents. Click here - https://brave4you.psy.uq.edu.au/
"Building resilience in children" is published by Beyond Blue. Beyond Blue is an Australian mental health and wellbeing support organisation. They provide support programs to address issues related to depression, suicide, anxiety disorders and other related mental illnesses. Click on this link - https://www.beyondblue.org.au/who-does-it-affect/children/building-resilience-in-children-aged-0-12
Then scroll down and click on the link - For parents - Get tips on building your child's resilience on Beyond Blue's Healthy Families website.
"Managing the Corona Coaster" is an article published by Michael Carr-Gregg (Child and Adolescent Psychologist) about the challenges of navigating the reality of remote learning.
"Bounce Back" - some tips and activities are designed to provide parents and teachers with some wellbeing toolsfor primary school-aged children during this global pandemic.
"Department of Education (DET) - Fact sheet" - This guide provides tips to continue looking after your mental health and wellbeing during the school holidays (or any other time) and services to reach out to if you need support.
"Parent Reach Out" - ReachOut is the most accessed online mental health service for young people and their parents in Australia. Many of the topics relate to teenagers but some of the ideas and strategies relate to primary school children in Year 5 and 6. https://parents.au.reachout.com/
"The Australian Parenting website" - Articles, videos and interactive resources are tailored to different ages and stages, taking you from nurturing a newborn to raising a confident, resilient teen – and helping you to look after yourself as a parent too. https://raisingchildren.net.au/
"Looking after your child (PDF)" - https://www.mtmarthaps.vic.edu.au/uploaded_files/media/lookingafteryourchildswellbeing_accessible.pdf
"Parent Wellbeing activities (PDF)" - https://www.mtmarthaps.vic.edu.au/uploaded_files/media/parentswellbeingactivitiesprimary.pdf