Mental Health and Student Wellbeing
We are all in this together. This is the message that has driven everything that we have put together here at Mindarie Primary School. We believe that the connection that your child has with the school and school community is just as important as providing learning experiences to them.
The following advice has been adopted from the Triple P (www.triplep-parenting.net) website, and is an excellent run down to support families through the times ahead.
Reassure your children that your family is your top priority.
Maintain everyday family routines.
Have plenty of interesting things to do at home.
Take notice of behaviour you like.
Make sure your child knows you are ready to talk.
Be truthful in answering children’s questions.
Have a family plan of action.
Help children learn to tolerate more uncertainty.
Take care of yourself the best you can.
Reach out and connect with loved ones.
Child and Adolescent Health Services
Urgent Mental Health Support – 1800 048 636
Kids Helpline – 1800 551 800
Lifeline – 13 11 44
Department of Education – Support for Parents
Beyond Blue Australia – 1300 224 636
Triple P Positive Parenting Support
Online Services and Resources
Office of the eSafety Commissioner
The Office of the eSafety Commissioner has provided tips on how to stay safe online during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Whether through choice, necessity or clear direction, an increasing number of people are staying home due to COVID-19. This means that children will have greater access than ever to digital sources. This resource gives families practical advice and tools to use in the home to support children online.
Raising Children Network
A great set of resources and information on coronavirus (COVID-19), protective hygiene and tips to help you and your family cope.
Two resources attached here include Handling Sibling Fights and The Power of Routines.
Australian Psychological Society
Feelings of worry and unease can be expected following a stressful event, such as the recent declaration of a global pandemic,
These information sheets outlines some useful strategies which can help both adults and children cope with the stress or anxiety experienced as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.
Beyond Blue provides information and support to help everyone in Australia achieve their best possible mental health, whatever their age and wherever they live.
Resilience … it’s a familiar word, isn’t it? But what does it really mean? When we talk about resilience, we’re talking about a child’s ability to cope with ups and downs, and bounce back from the challenges they experience.
These information sheets give families language to discuss resilience and developing communication skills within your family.