The school counsellors have put together a body of resources to support parents and school staff in understanding children and young people as they navigate the challenges of life and ideas on how best to support them. These resources will include well researched articles about various issues from reputable sources as well as links to well known websites and organisations which support families and schools.
This resource link for parents will be fluid and growing as more resources become available. However, if there is an issue or challenge that you are interested in, but is not yet included, please do not hesitate to contact the school counsellors for more information.
Loss and Grieving
Healthy Families by Beyond Blue provides this excellent fact sheet on loss and grief.
kidsmatter.edu.au provides information on children and grieving.
kidshelpline.com.au Kids tips – What is grief and loss provides an understanding of these concepts for children.
kidshealth. org/en/parents/death provides information on how to support your child deal with death
Grief and Bereavemet Helpline: Lifeline.org.au
National Centre for Childhood Grief offers counselling and support programmes or children and their parents or carers.
Suicide hotline 24/7 at Lifeline 131114
Excellent information at:
Headspace.com have excellent resources on both prevention and support on suicide
Youthbeyondblue provide information on prevention
Tips for responding to someone who isn’t OK – www.sane.org 1800 187 263
Lifeline Self Harm Support – www.lifeline.org.au provides an excellent fact sheet on self-harm.
Other sites include:
www.headspace.com provides excellent fact sheets for young people, teachers and parents.
www.mindhealthconnect.org.au includes links to other resources for young people, their parents and schools.