Mary Brooksbank School

Independence and acceptance

Telephone02 4628 4555

Emailmarybrooks-s.school@det.nsw.edu.au

For families

Families are teachers!

Financial Support for Families 

COVID19 Return to School: A Social Story for Primary Aged Students

Mental Health Resources for Families and Carers:

Resources for Supporting Children's Social and Emotional Wellbeing 

A guide to Self-Care and Wellbeing during Times of Uncertainty 

Parentline NSW – great resource for parent stresses and expectations re remote learning and beyond

A free service available 9am – 9pm weekdays and 4pm – 9pm weekends, Parentline is staffed by trained counsellors and psychologists. Interpreters are available too.

About Parent Line NSW

https://www.parentline.org.au/how-we-help/

Parent Line is a free telephone counselling and support service for parents and carers with children aged 0 to 18 who live in NSW.

Call 1300 1300 52

COVID19 Advice for Families: 
https://education.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/advice-for-families?deliveryName=DM16107107 

COVID19 Information translations:

COVID19 Arabic

COVID19 Hindi 

COVID19 Khmer

COVID19 Urdu

COVID19 Vietnamese

Inclusive learning and support for families:

https://education.nsw.gov.au/parents-and-carers/inclusive-learning-support

Parenting During COVID19

Managing your mental health online

Campbelltown Cares - Food services available during Covid-19 restrictions

Quick guide for parents

This alphabetical index provides a list of common topics of inquiry. Let us guide you to the information most important to you.

https://education.nsw.gov.au/public-schools/practical-help-for-parents-and-carers/quick-guide-for-parents 

As our region and our communities are going through challenging times correct and up to date information is vital to keep our communities safe.

Below is a link to Campbelltown hospital Facebook page. This is frequently updated with information so our communities will have access to latest information and advices on COVID 19 .

https://www.facebook.com/CampbelltownHospital

In case you do need any extra support at this time the  following are some mental health and wellbeing services   you are able to access: 

https://headtohealth.gov.au/

Head to Health can help you find digital mental health services from some of Australia's most trusted mental health organisations.

Provided by the Australian Department of Health, Head to Health brings together apps, online programs, online forums, and phone services, as well as a range of digital information resources.

Whether you are trying to improve your own sense of wellbeing, looking for help with something that is bothering you, or helping someone you care about-Head to Health is a good place to start.

https://headspace.org.au/eheadspace/
e-headspace provides free online and telephone support and counselling to young people 12 - 25 and their families and friends. If you're based in Australia and going through a tough time, eheadspace can help.

https://kidshelpline.com.au/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI0oqYkZev6AIVkoWPCh2XYAE3EAAYASAAEgL_WPD_BwE

Are you worried about novel coronavirus (COVID-19)?
Kids Helpline is still open to answer your call, email or WebChat There's a lot of information and confusion out there about COVID-19 and things feel a bit uncertain. If you're feeling stressed, worried or anxious, we're here for you. Give us a call, start a WebChat or send us an email.

Things might change or progress quickly. We'll make sure we keep you up-to-date on Kids Helpline here on our homepage and on our Instagram.

Need health info? You can call the Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080.

https://ontheline.org.au/

On the Line's social health business model is anchored in supporting and counselling people in their relationships. We offer tailored services along the mental health continuum from high needs/crisis support, to the worried well, and integrated wellbeing.

Operating out of purpose built offices in Melbourne, our highly trained workforce delivers telephone, web chat and video counselling, and social media moderation services 24/7 to more than 100,000 people each year.

We have a workforce of over 90 professional counsellors, social workers and psychologists. Our counsellors are tertiary qualified in either psychology, social work or counselling and are required to have a minimum of 456 hours of post tertiary qualification counselling experience before joining.

All our counsellors are multi-skilled across telephone, web chat and video counselling modalities and highly experienced providing interventions from crisis support to general counselling and social health support.

On the Line's services are underpinned by a robust clinical governance framework that ensures the delivery of high-quality care and the maintenance of professional standards


https://parentworks.org.au/#/
ParentWorks is a free online program for Australian parents and caregivers of children 2 to 16. It provides evidence-based parenting strategies to improve parenting skills, confidence and child behaviour. This means that the strategies in the program have been tested and found to work.
Parents and caregivers may find this program helpful for:

* Managing challenging child behaviours such as tantrums, aggression, noncompliance, inattentive or hyperactive behaviour, sibling conflict, getting ready for school and/or bed, and behaviours outside the home, such as problems in the supermarket
* Increasing their confidence in parenting
* Working as a team with their partner

https://www.beyondblue.org.au/the-facts/looking-after-your-mental-health-during-the-coronavirus-outbreak
Looking after your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak Beyond Blue recognises and understands the feelings of anxiety, distress and concern many people may be experiencing in relation to the coronavirus (COVID-19) and offers the following wellbeing advice.

Support Services:

Mental Health Support - School Link

Consultation Flyer - School Link

Picton Short Term Accomodation Respite

Fact sheet COVID-19

Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800 - kidshelpline.com.au

Parent Line: 1300 1300 52 – parentline.org.au

Headspace: 1800 650 890 – eheadspace.org.au

Youth Beyond Blue: 1300 224 636

Reach out: au.reachout.com

Traxside: 4625 2525

Lifeline: 13 11 14

NSW Mental Health Access Line: 1800 011 511

Call 000 in a life-threatening emergency

Mental health and Isolation

Free OZ Harvest Hampers

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