Resources for Parents and Carers
The Department of Education and Training Victoria have provided the following resources to support the mental health and wellbeing of students and their families.
Tips to support your child's health and wellbeing
Advice, tips and resources available for parents and carers to support their child’s mental and physical health and wellbeing. It covers a range of topics including:
• Managing screen time and online safety
• Looking after your child’s wellbeing
• Looking after your child’s mental health
• Physical activity and healthy eating
• Taking care of yourself
• Wellbeing activities for parents of primary
• Wellbeing activities for parents of secondary
If looking after yourself is challenging and you have concerns about how you are coping, support is available. Talk to someone you trust, contact your general practitioner (GP), a counsellor or psychologist or visit a hospital emergency department.
You can also access external help through:
• Beyond Blue
Information and resources
• Black Dog Institute
• Raising Children Network
Raising Learners Podcast Series
The Department has partnered with the Raising Children Network on a series of podcasts providing expert advice and information to parents and carers on a range of health and wellbeing topics.
Topics include how to connect with your child’s school and community, how to best support your child’s learning, what to expect for VCE and VCAL
students and how to keep your child safe online.
Talking to your child about coronavirus (COVID-19)
Advice on having a safe and reassuring conversation about coronavirus (COVID-19), available in a range of community languages.
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Our wellbeing space provides helpful information and links to community services to support the wellbeing of our students and families.