I'm supporting a young person

Raising sensitive issues and working to resolve problems that arise along the way can be challenging. It can also be hard as a parent to know the difference between normal behaviour, such as moodiness, irritability and withdrawal, and an emerging mental health problem. This section is designed to help you.

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navigating the big issues in young adulthood

Young adults' decisions and choices can be impacted by the big issues in society, such as cost of living and climate change. Being aware of how these issues can impact…
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Tips to get back into life during COVID-19

Spending more time at home may have put additional pressure on already strained family or household relationships, making it challenging for you to find space to look after your wellbeing.

supporting your young person experiencing anxiety about climate change

Young people are increasingly committed to caring for the environment, because of a growing awareness of climate change as a global environmental issue.

maintaining a healthy headspace during the bushfire season – supporting your young person

Information for family and friends supporting young people indirectly or directly affected by the bushfire season

supporting a young person after exposure to a traumatic event

A traumatic event is something that threatens your life or safety, or the lives of people around you. It is an experience that is stressful and has a significant impact…

supporting a young person after a natural disaster

Information for family and friends supporting young people affected by a natural disaster

Coping with bushfires for family and friends

No two people will experience or respond to a natural disaster, like a bushfire, in the same way. The types of support a young person will need are different before,…
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balancing online schooling and working from home

Coronavirus (COVID-19) has resulted in new opportunities and challenges for those supporting
and caring for young people in our community.