Hampton Student Wellbeing Hub
Your child may be experiencing a range of complex emotions such as fear, anxiety, anger, frustration, confusion, sadness, or disbelief in response to Covid-19. It is important to remember that these are normal reactions at a not normal time. We encourage all students and families to keep engaged with activities that support your wellbeing that you are still able to do, but also wanted to provide our students and families with information about additional supports and resources that are available.
The Department of Education WA has launched the Learning at home website, that provides advice and resources for parents and carers, educators and students. This includes a wide range of resources and information related to the impact of COVID-19 on students’ health and wellbeing and the impact on families. It also includes vital details about health, mental health and wellbeing services available at this time. The Student Services Team at Hampton have also identified a number of additional resources listed below that may be helpful to our students and families as we respond to this situation together.
Student Services Team at Hampton
The Student Services team continues to be available to support the pastoral care, social-emotional, academic and well-being needs of students, in order for students to achieve their learning potential.
Our Student Services team can be contacted through your child’s Year Coordinator on 9270 5700, during the school term in the business hours between 8.00am to 3.00pm.
Please note that if you have concerns or require support outside of these hours or during the school holidays, we encourage you to access the National 24/7 helplines and external services as listed below.
- Beyond Blue – looking after your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak
- Brave – Beating stress and worry about coronavirus (infographic)
- Black Dog institute – support information for coping with Covid-19
- Act Belong Commit – how you can try to stay mentally healthy when isolated or spending a lot of time at home
- ReachOut – support information about coping for high school students
- Headspace – How to cope with stress related to Coronavirus
- Helping Minds – Top tips for mental health carers
- Russ Harris’ Face Covid video – for coping with feelings around Covid 19
- Australian Psychological Society
- University of Melbourne – common reactions and strategies to cope with Covid-19
- Triple P Positive Parenting Guide during Covid-19 Triple P Positive Parenting Guide during COVID-19
National 24/7 Helplines
- Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800 or com.au
- eheadspace on 1800 650 890 or visit https://headspace.org.au/eheadspace/
- SANE Australia: 1800 187 263 or org
Family Crisis Services
- Emergency 000
- Police 131 444
- Crisis Care (family crisis support or accommodation) 9223 1111
- What’s ok at home – Domestic Violence Resource Centre
Financial Crisis Support Services
- DreambuildersCare – 0411 736 770, 334-336 Great Eastern Highway, Midland – Supermarket, Emergency Food Relief, Community takeaway meals
- Midlas – financial counselling, tenancy advocacy
- Financial Counselling hotline 1800 007 007
- Morley Salvation Army – Emergency Relief / Community Support Services 9279 4500
- Foodbank WA – find a charity or mobile foodbank
- Contact your GP. Your GP will be able to provide support and information as well as assist with referrals to other services through a Mental Health Treatment Plan. Mental health care plans are included in the bulk billing telehealth services available in the Covid-19 response.
- The following agencies may also be of assistance (being mindful that the face to face services listed may be modifying their services to phone or webchat contact):
- Headspace provides mental health support and information for people aged 12 to 25 years. Midland Phone 9274 8860 or Osborne Park Phone 9208 9555
- Online headspace counselling support
- Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (Referrals through GP or other health professionals). Phone 9250 5777
- Youth Focus provides free counselling to young people aged 12 to 25 years and their families, who may be experiencing symptoms of depression. Phone 6266 4333.
- Reconnect provides support through individual and/or family counselling, mediation, information, advocacy and referral.
- Mercy Reconnect (Morley and Southern Suburbs) Phone 1800 800 046
- Parkerville Reconnect (City of Swan and Town of Bassendean Area) Phone 9274 8440
- Helping Minds – Everyone over 18 years old, living in WA, can give HelpingMinds a call on 1800 811 747 and access up to 3x free counselling sessions over phone/video
Free Therapeutic Apps & Websites:
- Smiling Mind (Mindfulness and Meditation available as an app or online)
- Mood Gym (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy to assist with feelings of anxiety or depression)
- The Brave Program (support for overcoming anxiety)
- ACT Companion app (building resilience, managing challenging thoughts) (free access code: TOGETHER)
- Black Dog myCompass – personalised self help tool for your mental health
- 1 Giant Mind meditation teacher
- ReachOut apps – recommended apps list for teen mental health support
- Mind Shift – resources to promote self worth, wellbeing and positive mental health
- Psychology Tools – Free guide to living with worry and anxiety during global uncertainty.
Support Resources for Parents
- Triple P – tips for parents and caregivers in uncertain times
- Coronavirus – a guide for parents supporting their child
- Parents working from home – managing your mental health at home
- Supporting your child immediately after a community trauma (video and information)
Resources for parents of students with Disabilities
- AFIRM – Supporting young people with Autism during uncertain times
- The Autism Educator – Coronavirus social story
- Autism WA –
- Emergency information for NDIS participants – regular updates and information on NDIS