Helpful links and resources

This section provides helpful links for COVID-19 information, links for wellbeing and other resources including remote learning.

HELPFUL LINKS FOR ANY FURTHER COVID-19 INFORMATION

The Department’s latest advice on can be found at www.education.vic.gov.au/coronavirus

The Victorian government updates its information as soon as it becomes available, for the latest advice, see:

Latest Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Update or call the Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 675 398

You can also visit the World Health Organisation for more information about coronavirus and for updates.

HELPFUL LINKS FOR REMOTE LEARNING

Learning from home information for parents
This page provides advice, tips and resources to help you support your child's continuity of learning from home.

Learning from home - Auslan video

Supporting your child to learn from home

Learning from home resources and tips

Managing screentime, health and wellbeing

Online Safety

Equipment Loan Agreement Template

HELPFUL LINKS FOR WELLBEING

How to cope with stress related to coronavirus
Headspace website advice

Smiling Mind - this mindfullness app/website offers self-guided meditation and lessons for adults/students to take part in

Coping Skills for Kids - this website offers help from a child therapist 

Kids Helpline - Kids Helpline is open 24/7 to answer your call, email or WebChat


Triple P - Positive Parenting Program
Families can now access free expert parenting advice through the online Triple P – Positive Parenting Program.

The program is relevant to families with children between 2 and 16 years and provides strategies to deal with specific challenges, such as building children’s resilience and dealing with conflict.

There are courses specifically for parents of toddlers to tweens, and for parents of pre-teens to teens.

It gives parents strategies to:

  • raise happy, confident kids
  • manage misbehaviour so everyone in the family enjoys life more
  • set rules and routines that everyone respects and follows
  • encourage positive behaviour
  • take care of themselves as a parent
  • feel confident they’re doing the right thing.

For more information, visit the Triple P – Positive Parenting Program, or contact Janice Robertson on: email janice.robertson@dhhs.vic.gov.au or phone 03 9096 5016.