FAMILY SUPPORT RESOURCES
In these unusual times, sometimes families need a bit of extra support. Here are a range of resources for various specific needs. If you need support from any of our Wellbeing team, please contact us by email:
|Bron Howell||Wellbeing Leader||Bronwyn.Howell@education.vic.gov.au|
|Sharon Parbery||Family Engagement||Sharon.Parbery@education.vic.gov.au|
|Sara Watts||School Nursefirstname.lastname@example.org|
The team can be accessed during usual business hours, Monday to Friday and will aim to get back to you as soon as possible. Our response time will vary depending on level of our school community’s need. It your situation is an emergency please contact “000” for support.
- Parentline – call 13 22 89 for this telephone counselling service for Victorian parents and carers of children up to 18 years of age. The service is available from 8 am to 12 am, 7 days a week.
- Raising Children Network – is an online parenting resource with advice about rearing children of all ages.
- Specialist services – speak to experts in child psychology and get advice on mental health issues affecting your child:
- Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, Department of Human Services
- Royal Children’s Hospital Community Information team (formerly Safety Centre)
- Association for Children with a Disability call (03) 9818 2000 (or 1800 654 013 for rural callers)
- Australian Psychological Society, APS Psychologist Referral Service
- SANE Australia Helpline – call 1800 18 7263 for information about mental illness, treatments and support for you and your carer.
- Mensline Australia – call 1300 78 99 78 for telephone support, information and referrals for men dealing with relationship issues, or visit their website.
- Beyondblue – call 1300 22 4636 for telephone support, information and resources for people dealing with depression or anxiety, or visit their website.
- Carers Australia – call 1800 242 636 to find out about short-term counselling and support services for carers and their families in Victoria.
- MindSpot Clinic – call 1800 61 44 34 for a free assessment and treatment service for Australian adults with anxiety or depression.
- Black Dog Institute – visit their website for information on symptoms, treatment and prevention of bipolar disorder and depression.
- Mindhealthconnect – access mental health care services, resources and online programs.
- Poisons Information – call 131 126 for advice about poisonings, bites and medicine overdoses.
- National Domestic Violence Hotline – Call 1800 200 526 to talk to experienced family violence counsellors, 24 hours a day.
- Relationships Australia – call 1300 364 277 or visit the website for relationship support for individuals and families.
- Direct Line – call 1800 888 236 for Confidential alcohol and drug counselling and referral.
- At ease – an online suite of self help mental health tools by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
- Kids Help Line – call 1800 55 1800 for free counselling and advice for young people between the ages of five and 25.
- Youth Beyond Blue– call 1300 22 4636 for free telephone counselling or visit their website for information, resources and support for young people with depression or anxiety.
- ReachOut – visit their website for information, tools and support for young people with mental health issues.