COVID-19 support services and resources

COVID-19 support services and resources

There are many resources available to support you and your children to maintain a positive sense of wellbeing.

These include general information, tips on talking to your children about COVID-19, strategies to support children cope with their anxiety and parenting resources.

 

Telethon Kids Institute

A range of resources to support parents have conversations with their children, family and friends.

Australian Coalition for Inclusive Education

A resource for children and young people with a disability to support learning at home 

Emerging minds

Provides a selection of resources to assist parents and carers to support their children reduce worry and distress during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, including:

eSafety Commissioner

A range of COVID-19 related resources for parents and carers.

Think u Know

Resource to support learning at home to keep children safe online.

FACE COVID

FACE COVID video provides practical steps for responding effectively to the coronavirus crisis.

HealthyWA

A range of posters and information sheet containing the key COVID-19 public health messages for Aboriginal people.

Helping Minds

Support services for carers.

Kalparrin

Supporting resources for family raising children with additional needs.

My hero is you, Storybook for children on COVID-19

This is a story developed for and by children around the world. It is available in different languages.

NACCHO

COVID-19 Management plan for Aboriginal and Torres strait Islander people.

Phoenix Australia

Activities for children and young people during time spent at home.

Red Cross

A range of resources to help parents during time spent at home, including:

Student wellbeing hub

Provides information and advice about important topics like bullying, online safety, communicating with your child and the school.

WA Child and Adolescent Health Services

A children’s guide explaining COVID-19

Health Direct

A range of infographics and videos on how to reduce risk, guidance on isolation and general information on coronavirus (COVID-19).

Healthy WA

Information on hand hygiene. Available in different languages.

Redcross

Poster outlining simple steps to protect yourself and help prevent the spread. This is available in community languages

National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation

Information on hand hygiene developed for Aboriginal people.

Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services Ltd

Poster for COVID-19 advice.

Australian Psychological Society

The Australian Psychological Society has provided this resource to assist parents, caregivers and teachers tips on how to talk to children and young people cope with tragic events.

Beyond Blue

For more information watch Beyond Blue’s video on talking to your children.

Black Dog Institute

Information for parents on how to reassure your child during this time.

Every Australian Counts

Information for students with disability and their families. It has videos, posters and multi-language factsheets.

Generation Next

Top 10 questions on how to talk to your children.

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NIDS)

AUSLAN video and frequently asked questions explaining COVID-19.

SchoolTV

A video presented by Dr Michael Carr-Greg informing parents so they can reassure their children and dispel any myths about coronavirus.

Telethon Kids Institute

A guide to help navigate coronavirus and explain its impact to your kids.

Coronavirus and kids with ASD (YouTube)

Beyond Blue

Children 6-12

Children 13+

Mental Health Commission

Information for Aboriginal people on building resilience as part of the Strong Spirit Strong Minds program.

Australian Psychological Society

Information for families on how to cope with anxiety and stress during this time.

Beyond Blue

Information for parents on how to support young people manage emotions and stress.

MindUP

A set of comprehensive resources to help bring MindUP into your home to support you and your family. Including activities and a family support pack.

WA Health

WA Health has developed an information sheet on guidance on isolation and coronavirus (COVID-19).

Australian Psychological Society

Information on how to maintain positive mental health during social isolation.

GPs Can

Information for parents on how to make a healthy space for your family during this time.

General information for parents on how to manage school during this time.

World Health Organization

Doing What Matters in Times of Stress: An Illustrated Guide is a stress management guide for coping with adversity.

Health Direct

Information on how to manage grief and loss.

Trauma & Grief Network

Information and resources to support your children with their experiences of grief and loss.

Beyond Blue

Information to support your children with their experiences of grief and loss.

Raising Children Network

Raising Children Network is an Australian parenting resource to support families grow and thrive. It provides information tailored to different ages and stages of parenting.

A range of resources to support you and your family understand and manage coronavirus (COVID-19).

Triple P

Triple P gives parents simple tips to help manage the big and small problems of family life and build stronger relationships.

A tip sheet for parents and caregivers in uncertain times.

Australian Childhood Foundation

Strategies on how to stay connected with our children during this time.

Protective behaviours

Parent resource - Schools and parents working together to help keep children safe.