WELCOME to the Wellbeing Hub!
This web page is all about supporting good health and wellbeing for you, your child, and your family. Here you will find useful tools, resources, links to services and more!
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Looking After Yourself during the COVID-19 Pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic has been a challenging time for all of us in one way or another. Even though the restrictions are now easing, you may still be worried about your future, how you are going to cope financially and emotionally, and helping your child settle back into the school routine. Below are some resources and links you may find useful.
Head to Health
Head to Health provides links to trusted Australian phone and chat services, digital mental health resources, apps, online programs and more, to help you improve your own wellbeing or helping someone you care about.
Topics include anxiety, purposeful activity, sleep, coronavirus, stress, bushfire.
If you are not sure what sort of help you need - Head to Health is a good place to start.
Watch the Head to Health Video
Visit the Head to Health website
Information and Resources for Coronavirus CLICK HERE
Series of videos with practical tips to support the wellbeing of Australians during COVID-19.
Watch the InThisTogether video
Are you feeling worried or struggling to cope during isolation?
Coronavirus Mental Wellbeing Support Line Phone: 1800 512 348
Beyond Blue have a Coronavirus Mental Wellbeing Support Service with information, advice, and strategies to help you manage your wellbeing and mental health during this time.
Strategies for coping with isolation and being at home: CLICK HERE
Feeling overwhelmed? Tips for finding a place inside that feels calm and safe: CLICK HERE
Online Community Forum: CLICK HERE
Visit the Beyond Blue Website for further information.
This Way Up
Are you worrying a lot?
Are you feeling tense or overwhelmed?
Are you finding it hard to tackle problems?
This Way Up has developed a guide to Staying on
Track During the COVID-19 Pandemic. The audio guide contains practical
tools to help you look after yourself and your mental health. It comes with a resource
pack full of easy-to-use handouts, activities, and exercises to help manage
common difficulties such as worrying a lot, feeling tense or overwhelmed,
finding it hard to focus and tackle problems, or being unable to sleep.
This Way Up Resource Pack
More Information about This Way Up
One of the best ways to support an anxious child is to
learn how to manage your own anxiety and worries, and to look after your own
wellbeing. Hopefully, you have found the resources so far on this web page
useful. And there is more to come…
Kids Helpline provides tips
and coping strategies for kids on a range of topics related to the Coronavirus,
such as, managing anxiety levels, worries about family’s health, missing
friends and family, feeling down/depressed, coping with going back to school,
and feeling ‘not ready’ for things to go back to ‘normal’ yet.
Visit the Kids Helpline website for more information.
Video Clip on Brain Basics: All About Anxiety
Video Clip - I’m Struggling with Anxiety
Parent Guide - including tips for supporting a worried child and
helping your child transition back to school.
Are you struggling financially due to COVID-19?
Have you lost your job?
Do you need help with managing your money?
information and services to help you if you’re affected by coronavirus
(COVID-19) or looking for more details.
parenting can be tough! All families struggle or face challenges at some point
in time. Below are some resources, services, and links you may find useful.
I Need Information and Practical Online Resources:
Raising Children - The Australian Parenting Website
Raising Children is funded by the Australian
Government and provides independent, free, reliable, and up-to-date information.
Articles, videos and interactive resources are
tailored to different ages and stages, supporting you on every step of your
Video on Low-Cost Play Ideas for Children
Video on Raising Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
I Need a Parenting Program:
Oxenford/Coomera Community & Youth Centre Phone: 5529 8087
Range of parenting programs, family support and counselling, and exercise groups.
Online groups and courses available during COVID-19.
Visit the Youth Centre website
I Need to Talk to Someone:
Parentline Phone 1300 30 1300
Free, confidential counselling and professional support for parents and carers in Queensland.
Phone service every day 8am – 10pm.
WebChat every day 9am – 9pm.
Visit the Parentline website
I Need Practical Support:
Family and Child Connect Phone: 13 32 64
Family and Child Connect can help with a range of family and parenting challenges.
Family and Child Connect is free and confidential and connects you to local services that can help with challenges such as managing your child’s behaviour, building better family relationships, stopping any violence at home, and housing and health care.
Visit the Family and Child Connect website
I Need to Find a Local Service:
A free, online community service directory for Queensland parents and families looking to find help in their local area.
Oneplace lists everything you need, from parenting groups to domestic and family violence support services.
Visit the Oneplace website
Support Services - Talk to Someone
If you are feeling distressed and you need to talk to someone about how you are feeling or you need to talk through a difficult situation, here are some useful services:
Have an Emergency or a Crisis? Call 000
Lifeline Phone: 13 11 14
Free 24-hour confidential phone counselling for crisis support and suicide prevention.
ONLINE CHAT 8pm – 12am
Visit the Lifeline website
Kids Helpline Phone: 1800 55 1800
Free, private, confidential phone and online counselling for young people aged 5 to 25.
Kids can call the counselling support phone number anytime for any reason
24 -hour service.
Hey kids, if you can’t get to a phone or prefer to chat online, you can connect one-on-one with a Kids Helpline counsellor through WebChat 8am to 12am 7 days a week. CONNECT HERE
Visit the Kids Helpline website
Beyond Blue Phone: 1800 737 732
Free 24-hour phone counselling and online support for people experiencing anxiety and depression.
Online Chat 3pm to 12am
Information and resources for young people, women, men, older people, multicultural people, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, LGBTI, and pregnancy and early parenthood.
Visit the Beyond Blue website
Womensline Phone: 1800 811 811
Mensline Phone: 1800 600 636
Free 24-hour Domestic Violence (DV) Helpline for Queenslanders.
DV Connect can provide emergency transport & accommodation, safety planning, crisis counselling, intervention & referrals.
Visit the DV Connect website
1800RESPECT Phone: 1800 737 732
Free 24-hour National Counselling and Support Service for people impacted by sexual assault, domestic or family violence and abuse.
Visit 1800Respect website
NACCHO Phone: 02 6246 9300
National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation.
Health and wellbeing services initiated and operated by the local Aboriginal community to deliver holistic, comprehensive, and culturally appropriate health care to the community.
Visit the NACCHO website
PANDA Phone: 1300 726 306
Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Australia.
National helpline service offering support for new and expecting mums and dads struggling with becoming a parent. Mon to Fri, 9am – 7.30 pm EAST/AEDT).
PANDA can offer counselling, support and referrals for people affected by anxiety and depression during and after pregnancy.
Visit the PANDA website
ACGB Phone: 1800 642 066
Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement.
Support for family, friends and communities coping with grief and loss.
Visit the ACGB website
MensLine Australia Phone: 1300 78 99 78
Free 24-hour phone and online counselling support for men and boys.
Support for family and relationship issues, including relationship breakdown, separation and divorce, parenting, family violence, suicide prevention and emotional well-being.
Visit the Mensline website
I Need Help for My Child’s Health & Wellbeing
If you have concerns about your child’s physical, mental or emotional health or development, the best place to start is by visiting your local doctor (GP). Your doctor may be able to refer your child to a paediatrician or an Allied Health Professional such as an Occupational Therapist (OT), Speech Therapist or Psychologist.
CYMHS Phone: 1300 642 255
The Child and Youth Mental Health Service (CYMHS) at Children’s Health Queensland, is a service for children and young people 0 to 18 years who are experiencing severe/complex psychological, emotional, and/or behavioural problems.
Visit the CYMHS website
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Wishing you all good health and happiness,
Coomera Springs Guidance Officer