HBL Wellbeing








Many parents and carers may be wondering how to talk with their children about COVID, and how children’s social and emotional wellbeing is being affected by the changes brought about in response to the pandemic.

We hope that the following resources will help you and your family get through these challenging times.

Please reach out to us if you need any support in any way – we are all in this together and we will get through this together.


Wellbeing at Home

Family ACTIVation – Fun games to do at home Combating Covid Fatigue Mental Health & Nature 25 Winter Activites 65 fun things to do at home with kids (1 to 30) 65 fun things to do at home with kids (31 to 65) OLR Wellbeing Challenge 20 Screen-Free Things to do

Wellbeing Support for Parents

Student Wellbeing Hub - Information, advice and strategies Supporting children's mental health during a pandemic toolkit Beyond Blue - Information to help with mental health in relation to COVID Hey Sigmund - How to help children feel calm during a crisis How can families find balance in these uncertain times Supporting Kids During the Coronavirus crisis Tips and resources for parents working from home with their children

Supporting Children & Young People

Headspace - Information aimed at supporting teenagers and young people Reach Out - Self-care strategies for young people Developing Minds

Key Contacts

Kids Helpline: 24/7 – offer free phone counselling and webchat services for children and youth 5-25 years. Phone 1800 551 800. https://kidshelpline.com.au/

Parent Line: offer free counselling for parents 9am-9pm weekdays and 4pm-9pm weekends. Phone 1300 130 052 http://www.parentline.org.au/how-we-can-help/how-parent-line-works

Mental Health Line: Phone 1800 011 511

Beyond Blue Support Service: 24/7 Phone 1300 22 4636 or online chat (3pm-12am)

Headspace: offer free online support and counselling services for young people 12-25 and their families. 9am-1am 7 days a week.

Family Relationships Advice Line: 1800 050 321

Mens Line: Phone 1300 789 978 www.mensline.org.au. Telephone and online counselling service. 24/7

1800 RESPECT: Phone 1800 737 732  www.1800respect.org.au Counselling and Support service 24/7 Online and telephone.