The coronavirus pandemic has had a significant impact on mental health and wellbeing. During this time, there has been a lot of uncertainty and confusion with managing everyday tasks, which has become even more difficult with remote learning. We recognise that this time may be quite difficult for a lot of families. It is normal for children and young people to show signs of distress and express emotions such as anxiety, anger and sadness during this time. It is important that we support the children to connect with others, and where appropriate include support networks, to help them get through such a difficult time.
Elysium OSHC has been able to provide support and resources to the children attending on-site learning. We would like to extend that support to children whom we have not seen for a very long time. During the next two weeks, our educators will be contacting families to make arrangements for a ‘catch up.’ With your permission, we would like to phone the children or connect via video link to ensure that the children stay connected with OSHC despite the COVID limitations. We hope that by doing this we are able to engage on a positive level and support the wellbeing of all the children connected to our services. Please keep an eye out over the coming weeks for our initial call and correspondence.
We look forward to catching up with as many children as we can and thank you all in advance for your continued support of our programs and initiatives.
For additional parent resources and crisis support contact’s, please see the list below.
Crisis contacts and support
Parentline: 13 22 89
Lifeline: 13 11 14 or lifeline.org.au
Beyond Blue: 1300 22 46 36 or beyondblue.org.au
Kids Helpline: 1800 551 800 or kidshelp.com.au
headspace: 1800 650 890 or eheadspace.org.au
Resources for families
How to talk to your child about Corona Virus:
Ways to look after your mental health amid the coronavirus pandemic:
Resources for Children:
Coping during Corona Virus:
How to cope with stress during COVID-19: