Support for parents, carers and guardians

Support for parents, carers and guardians:

A resource developed for parents, carers and guardians who are trying to juggle online schooling of young people whilst working from home. Click here to access. 

With physical distancing in full force in most places around the country, children and young people’s online activities are increasing — for education, to socialise with friends and for entertainment.

eSafety know first-hand the risks associated with children and young people spending more time online. Their new live webinars will be running across May and explore the latest research and expert advice for using technology safely, as well as developing the skills to help families stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

For more information please click here. 

 A place at the table: a program for parents and loved ones, wanting to understand and support someone in their life who is questioning their sexuality or might be LGBTQ+. More information can be found here. 

 Beyond Blue also have an online forum “Coping during the Coronavirus outbreak” which can be access here

 If you’re trying to improve your own mental health, or support somebody else with mental health issues, Head to Health provides links to trusted Australian online and phone supports, resources and treatment options. To access Head to Health click here.


Online webinars and events:

Red Cross extreme hardship program: Emergency financial assistance for people living in Victoria. Click here for further information and how to apply.   

It's time we talked about pornography, Autism and teenagers. - free webinar on 13th of October click here for more information and to register. 

Mental Health Matters for Carers. Please join us for some simple tips to improve Carer’s mental wellbeing Thursday 15th October Time: 11:00 – 12:00pm Register here:

Cyber Safety Online, For Parents and Carers of teenagers with ASD - free webinar on 20th October, for more information and to register click here

Autism & Teens: Keeping the communication lines open Tuesday 10th November Time: 7.00 – 8.30 pm Stephanie Crawford is a speech pathologist who will be presenting on why social communication can be difficult for people with ASD and how to improve and enhance communication in the teenage years. Register Here:

Autism & Teens: Social skills building in the teenage years Tuesday 17th November. Time: 7.00 – 8.30 pm Dr Louise Ford is a clinical psychologist with many years’ experience supporting people with Autism, her presentation will focus on building social skills. Register Here:

Schooling and Parenting during Covid -19 - return to remote learning webinar provided in partnership with Boroondara, Knox, Maroondah, Monash, Whitehorse and Yarra Ranges Council. Watch the free recording now at: please click here for further resources 

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