Wellbeing Quarterly – Term 1, 2020

Wellbeing Quarterly is a newsletter designed to provide you with information and links to resources related to contemporary health and wellbeing issues for staff and students in independent schools.

This issue is focussed on supporting student and staff through the COVID-19 changes. The resources have been organised in sections for educators, students and parents/caregivers


Covid-19 Resources

From the eSafety Commissioner – Keeping schools and learning safe on-line

From Reachout.com – Coping during Coronavirus – 10 ways to take care of yourself

From Beyond Blue – Looking after your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak

Beyond Blue has also developed a short video Talking to kids about the scary stuff in the news

Australian Wellbeing Websites

The Student Wellbeing Hub , the Australian Government website, has specific COVOD-19 support resources.

The Office of the eSafety Commissioner has published tips on how to stay safe online during the COVID-19 pandemic. The website also provides an array of general resources and advice for educators to support schools in keeping students safe online.

Be You  has developed resources to help educators in schools and early learning communities respond to the mental health impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Current wellbeing research

The Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth have undertaken a study into the positive messages that young people in Years 10 and 12 would like to hear from their parents or support people in relation to their studies. The results were published in the following publication:

Please just say you are proud of me: Perspectives of Young People on Parent Engagement and Doing Well in School.

A short paper written by Dr Michael Carr-Gregg Bullying: Effects, Prevalence and Strategies for Detection

Professional Learning

The eSafety Commissioner has released the latest round of online professional learning for teachers. Click here for details.

Video Clips

What do we know about cyberbullying among young people? Greg Gebhart, Senior Education Trainer at the Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner discusses the prevalence of cyberbullying, key reasons young people engage in this behaviour and its most common forms.

Fact Sheets

Trauma and Mental Health in Young People

Personal Image Sharing

Online Grooming

Community Trauma Tool Kit

Understanding Anxiety


For secondary school students from headspace – How to cope with stress related to COVID-19

Hand hygiene video clip for students from Queensland Health

Handwashing poster for students from Queensland Health


From the eSafety Commissioner – COVID-19 online survival kit for parents and carers

From The Parents Website – A guide for parents supporting children

A fact sheet for parents Coping with Self-Harm – A guide for parents and carers

If you require any information or have any questions please do not hesitate to contact:

Jacky Dawson – Senior Advisor (Student Services) ph: 0438 527 175

or email: jdawson@isq.qld.edu.au

Karen Roman- Education Services Officer (Student Services) ph: 0407 361 581

or email: kroman@isq.qld.edu.au