Supporting Your Child's Wellbeing
Catholic Education Diocese of Wollongong (CEDoW) is committed to working in partnership with parents and carers to not only engage in their child's learning, but to support their wellbeing.
These resources, a joint initiative of CEDoW and CatholicCare, provide simple tips and strategies to help parents and carers support the wellbeing of the child or young person in their life.
There can be many anxiety-causing triggers for students at the beginning of a new school year. To help parents and carers support their child and themselves during this time, we've put together some strategies which may be of help.
Find out what you can do and where you can find support for your child at the link below.
DOWNLOAD: 'Back To School Anxiety' RESOURCE
If you require further support, please contact your school or contact CatholicCare, who have a range of group programs that may be helpful.
Coping with Change
The disruption and uncertainty we have been experiencing with the COVID-19 pandemic has created both challenges and opportunities. We've got tips and strategies to help parents and carers support the young people in our lives to cope with change and anxiety.
Find out what you can do and where you can find support for you and your child at the links below.
DOWNLOAD: 'Coping with Change – Supporting your Child' Resource (Primary School)
DOWNLOAD: 'COPING WITH CHANGE – SUPPORTING YOUNG PEOPLE' RESOURCE (SECONDARY SCHOOL)
AUDIO RESOURCE On Coping With Change
LISTEN to our conversation with CatholicCare unpacking ways to support the wellbeing of our young people in coping with change. [Press 'Play' button below]
For additional support
If you have any further concerns about how your child is coping with grief, anxiety or their mental health, you are not alone. CatholicCare offers a range of supports for young people and their families, including school-based counselling, family counselling, individual counselling and a range of parenting courses and counselling support for your child or children. Visit their website here.
For 24/7 mental health triage and referral, contact the Mental Health Access Line on 1800 011 511.