As the situation relating to COVID-19 unfolds, we are all experiencing a wide range of thoughts, feelings and reactions. We are aware that this is a very challenging and stressful time for our school community, and we would like to provide some information on the supports available to our students.
Useful Websites Providing Mental Health Information and Resources
Useful websites for Students
Looking after your mental health during the Coronavirus outbreak
Coronavirus: Resources for anxiety, stress and wellbeing
Support for young people – How to cope with stress related to COVID-19
eheadspace provides free online support and counselling to young people 12 – 25 and their families and friends. If you’re based in Australia and going through a tough time, eheadspace can help.
Kids Helpline webpage aimed at teens and young adults, providing information and support on COVID-19.
Get tips on coping with uncertainty and looking after yourself during the Coronavirus outbreak.
Useful websites for Parents/Caregivers
The Learning at Home website provides advice and resources for parents and carers, educators and students. This includes a wide range of resources and information related to the impact of COVID-19 on students’ health and wellbeing and the impact on families. The website will continue to be updated over the coming weeks.
Tips to help you and your family cope with the impact of COVID-19.
COVID-19: keeping schools and learning safe online
Talking to children about natural disasters, traumatic events, or worries about the future
Mental health and wellbeing during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak
24/7 confidential information, counselling and support services for people impacted by sexual assault domestic or family violence or abuse
Useful Mental Health Telephone Support
|Kids Help Line||1800 551 800|
|Headspace||1800 650 890|
|Beyond Blue||1300 22 4636|
|Lifeline||13 11 14|
|GriefLine||1300 845 745|
|Crisis Care||9223 1111
1800 199 008
|Ngala Parenting Line||9368 9368|
|Womens Domestic Violence Help Line
The helpline provides support and counselling for women experiencing family and domestic violence. This includes phone counselling, referrals to local support services, and support in escaping situations of family and domestic violence.
|1800 007 339|
|Mens Domestic Violence Help Line
Provides counselling and referrals for male perpetrators, as well as male victims of family and domestic violence.
|1800 000 599|
|1800 Respect||1800 737 732|
Please go to the Emergency Department of Perth Children’s Hospital or Midland Hospital or call 000. Mental Health Emergency Response Line – for anyone involved in a mental health emergency in the community Metro: 1300 555 788
You can also call 1800 048 636 for urgent telephone support for children and families. This service is available 24 hours, 7 days a week, including public holidays.
Non-urgent support for mental health concerns
Please contact your GP for a referral for mental health support. Many psychologists are conducting counselling via telehealth (telephone or videoconferencing).
You can also contact Youth Focus 6266 4333 and Headspace Midland 9274 8860 who are still taking referrals and offering telehealth counselling.