Support for children and young people
During difficult times, maintaining a positive wellbeing can be a challenge.
Children and young people can cope with stress by using positive self-talk, exercise, eating healthy, connecting with their friends and finding ways to enjoy themselves.
Below are some resources available to support all children and young people with their wellbeing.
When children and young people learn to self-manage their emotions, they feel more confident, capable and in control. Helping children and young people manage their emotions is important for fostering positive mental health and wellbeing.
Student Wellbeing Hub
Provides information and resources for students to keep healthy, happy and get the most out of school.
A list of self-care activities that you can do from home. They’ll help you feel a little better and give you a sense of control during a very uncertain time.
Provide emotional support to children and young people
Tips to support young people to look after their mental health.
World Health Organization
The World Health Organization has developed a flyer on helping children cope with stress during the COVID-19 outbreak.
We have adapted resources to support secondary students to keep mentally healthy.
Provides youth mental health services for Australians aged 12-25 and information and services for friends and family to support a young person going through a tough time.
Provides information and services for young people, This factsheet is to support young people cope with COVID-19 related stress.
Information for Aboriginal young people going through a hard time.
eSafety Commissioner – eSafety young people
Women’s and Children’s Health Network
Act Belong Commit
A poster for primary school students on how to have a positive sense of wellbeing.
eSafety Commissioner – eSafety Kids
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Other support services
You and your family can access other services when you require additional support.
Set up a learning environment
When learning at home, one of the first activities you might like to do with your child is to plan and then create your home learning environment.
Learning resources by year level
Resources, activities and information to help children and young people continue to learn while at home.