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Wellbeing Support Resources for students and families


Supporting Children

Sometimes it can be difficult for children to understand the changes and uncertainty they may be experiencing. This can make them more vulnerable to feelings of stress, anxiety and sadness. As a parent or carer, there are ways you can support children. Visit the ACT Health website to learn more.

Supporting Teenagers and Young People

Young people can face particular challenges in relation to their education, friendships and jobs. Feeling overwhelmed and stressed are very common responses to the ongoing change and uncertainty they are experiencing. As a parent or carer, there are ways you can support your teen or young adult through these challenging times.  Visit the ACT Health Website to learn more.

Support Services and Organisations

There are a range of online and face-to-face services that can help parents and carers to support children and young people.

ReachOut

ReachOut is is an online mental health service for young people and their parents, with trusted self-help information, peer-support program and referral tools.

Mental Illness Education ACT

Mental Illness Education ACT (MIEACT) offers programs that support mental health and wellbeing for young people online and through schools across the Canberra region and surrounding area.

headspace

Headspace is dedicated to supporting the mental health and wellbeing of young people. They’re also here in Canberra if you’d like to speak to someone in person. 02 5109 9700

General Practitioner (GP)

You can also reach out to your GP or health care provider for support. For more information and advice on mental health, visit www.health.act.gov.au/services/mental-health

Additional Support Services

COVID-19

We understand the potential spread of COVID-19 may increase you and/or your family's feelings of stress and anxiety. We have collated a list of useful practical support resources.

The Young Carers Network is a place for young carers to learn about support services, access resources and share their experiences www.youngcarersnetwork.com.au/ External Link

Other Useful links

These organisations can provide individual support or further information.

Carers ACT:

Anglicare Cyclops program for young carers: