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
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:
A short paper written by Dr Michael Carr-Gregg Bullying: Effects, Prevalence and Strategies for Detection
The eSafety Commissioner has released the latest round of online professional learning for teachers. Click here for details.
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.
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: email@example.com
Karen Roman- Education Services Officer (Student Services) ph: 0407 361 581
or email: firstname.lastname@example.org