The outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) has proven stressful for individuals and communities as a whole. At Kenmore SHS we aim to be supportive of all members in our community during this evolving and challenging time. Our Guidance Officers have compiled some helpful resources to support families and students during COVID-19 and will continue to regularly update this page with interesting articles, engaging and relevant videos, websites, app suggestions, and any other resources to help manage mental health amidst COVID-19.
School TV - Kenmore SHS
Today parents face a multitude of modern day challenges in raising happy, well and resilient young people. Whilst there is a great deal of information available, this can often be confusing and overwhelming for parents looking for guidance. SchoolTV addresses this as a new online resource designed to empower you as parents with credible and sound information with realistic, practical ongoing support strategies.
Mental Health and Wellbeing Resources for Parents and Students
QLD Mental Health Commission: COVID-19 and mental health
Domestic and family violence support
- Help is available for families and young people affected by domestic and family violence. The Queensland Government’s DFV Support website provides useful information and contact details for key services. Reach out, if you or someone you know is being impacted by domestic and family violence.
Dealing with cabin fever during coronavirus isolation
Some anxiety can be helpful': How to manage your COVID-19 fears
Factsheet: Taking care of yourself in a time of COVID-19
- ORYGEN work with young people to redefine what's possible in global youth mental health research, policy, education and clinical care.
Coronavirus: Reassuring your child about the unknown
- Dr Aliza Werner-Seidler, Senior Research Fellow and Clinical Psychologist at Black Dog Institute shares some helpful tips and strategies to reduce COVID-19 related anxiety in children and explains how to support their wellbeing during this time.
Black Dog Institute Free Mental Health Assessment Tool
- Black Dog Institute have developed a free mental health assessment tool. It is suitable for anyone over 18 years of age who is worried they may be developing a mental health problem, or would like to get a better understanding of their mental health.
9 Strategies for Helping Your Child Thrive While They Are Out of School
- This article is designed for parents of younger kids and targets strategies towards children with ADHD, however, the ideas are applicable to all students.
- Episode from podcast Unlocking Us with Brené Brown.
Monthly calendars packed with actions you can take to help create a happier and kinder world, including daily actions to look after ourselves and each other during this global crisis.
- BRAVE is an online, psychological program for the treatment of childhood and adolescent anxiety, based on cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Read their guide for parents and young people on Beating Stress and Worries during COVID-19.
- ReachOut is an Australian online mental health organisation for young people and their parents.
- Improve your friendships, learn how to deal with stress, and how to set goals and stick to them with Bite Back's Mental Fitness Challenge.
- Discover better ways of interacting with stubborn thoughts. This short video is part of e-learning program RAW Mind Coach.