Dear parents and carers,

Please find below a list of resources that may assist you in supporting your family or coping yourself with the current coronavirus situation.

 

APS

Tips for coping with COVID-19

https://www.psychology.org.au/getmedia/38073179-4701-48bd-afd9-988c560ee2f9/20APS-IS-COVID-19-P1.pdf

Beyond Blue

Information to help with mental health issues such as stress, depression and anxiety in relation to COVID-19

https://www.beyondblue.org.au/the-facts/looking-after-your-mental-health-during-the-coronavirus-outbreak

Dept of Health

Keep up to date with latest developments and other information about limiting the spread of the virus or managing  symptoms.

https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/diseases/Pages/coronavirus.aspx 

 

Supporting Children and Young People

Explaining COVID-19 to your child – COVID Book for Students under 7 years (1)

Headspace

Information aimed at supporting teenagers and young people

https://headspace.org.au/young-people/how-to-cope-with-stress-related-to-covid-19/

Reach Out

Self-care strategies for young people

https://au.reachout.com/articles/10-ways-to-take-care-of-yourself-during-coronavirus

Centres for Disease Control &Prevention

Information on how to talk to children

https://www.cdc.gov/childrenindisasters/helping-children-cope.html

A downloadable colouring in book for children that explores the feelings associated with disasters and how to cope.

https://www.cdc.gov/cpr/readywrigley/documents/RW_Coping_After_a_Disaster_508.pdf

The Autism Educator

A social story explaining COVID-19

https://littlepuddins.ie/coronavirus-social-story/

 Queensland Government

Social stories for children recovering from natural disasters (available in a range of languages).

https://www.childrens.health.qld.gov.au/chq/our-services/mental-health-services/qcpimh/natural-disaster-resources/storybooks/

 

Kind regards,

Lisa Haller | Principal