Thriving, not surviving, through the Chaos…
Below is a list of services and resources for parents to support their young people through this time of impending self-isolation.
Please be aware that some of the below services may close while others will move to providing online support. If you are outside of this local area or experience troubles in accessing the below, please contact Kirstie directly.
Get the right information
It is critically important you responding to information that is as current and reputable as possible. At the moment this appears to be via our government sources.
Please be mindful of what comes up on your and your child’s social media stream
Referrals to Services
Local Council Services
There may be some changes to the normal way these services operate, however, they are still operating and are best to be called if seeking specific support. Generally their eligibility works according to resident’s proximity of where they live, work or play to the service.
Glen Eira Youth Services
Provision of one to one support.
Ph: 9524 3676
Kingston Youth Services
Provision of one to one support (call to see if taking new clients)
Ph: 1300 369 436
Bayside Youth Services
Provision of one to one support
Ph: 9599 4622
Psychology for Males of All Ages.
Highett and Scoresby
Local Community Health Centres
Connect Health & Community
Connect Health has counselling for all ages; pre-school to Older Adult.
One to one practical supports and counselling.
One to one therapy; including Psychology, Social Work and Counselling.
Ph: 9575 5333
Other Mental Health Services
Headspace Bentleigh and Elsternwick
One to one support for young people 12-25 years.
Ph: 9076 9400
Ph: 9076 7500
Self-Help Forums, Fact Sheets, Online Group Forums and one to one support options
Self-Help Forums, Fact Sheets & Online Group Discussions
American site that has resources around managing stress and building resilience in your children (and yourself). Below link is to a video series. I recommend the first one.
For parents and young people
eheadspace provides free online and telephone 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
Has reputable resources and options for online training around supporting young people’s mental wellbeing.
Below video is a short video on supporting children through community disasters by Emerging Minds.
Article on how to talk to your children about COVID-19
General mental health resources, referral services and fact sheets for all ages.
Referrals and resources for adults.
Referrals and resources for adults.
Below is a link to Beyond Blue’s advice for mental wellbeing during covid.
Telephone and online counselling service for parents with children 0-18 years.
Ph: 13 22 89
Telephone and online counselling service for young people to 25 years. Also have great FB and Insta Accounts.
Ph: 1800 55 1800
For cases of mental health emergency and suicide prevention. Telephone, online chat and text service.
Ph: 13 11 14
Need Financial Assistance?
Emergency Relief Help
Community Information & Support Victoria
Bayside Emergency Relief
Other Useful Information
Learning at home
Twinkl Online School Modules
FREE-for short time-up to Year 10.
The trusted home of teacher-created planning and assessment materials and teaching resources aligned to the Australian Curriculum.
I feel like my purpose is to help teenage girls traverse that tricky path from childhood to adulthood. My great passion is helping teen girls (and their parents) navigate high school friendships, have a more positive experience online and understand that despite what society tells them they are enough just as they are.
Below is a resource compiling loads of home ideas shared by her followers.
PROJECT ROCKIT is Australia’s youth-driven movement against bullying, hate and prejudice.
A collection of podcasts and poetry for however you’re processing or experiencing the COVID-19 pandemic.
Steps to Self Care
Center for Adolescence Studies on steps to self care at this uncertain times.
A Path To Follow remains open via online video calls and telephone during this period for young people, parents and small business. See our service pages for more information and remember, our pricing can be subsidised for those experiencing financial hardship.
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