HELP & SUPPORT FOR PARENTS
While our College is largely geared to educate and support its girls, we know there are times when parents and carers need help too. There are many contemporary resources to which they can turn, including:
Headspace - An interactive website on youth mental health
Youth Beyond Blue - A site for young people needing support on depression and anxiety
Healthy Families Beyond Blue - Healthy Families is all about giving you the information, knowledge and confidence to support the young people in your life – whether you’re a parent, guardian, grandparent, a favourite uncle or an awesome auntie. They also help you take care of your own mental health and wellbeing, especially if you’re a new parent or about to become one.
Good Shepherd Australia - Creating safe places for children, young people and adults is at the heart of their Good Shepherd mission. Under 'parents and families' go to 'Parent Wise' for details about the course many of our families have attended.
Reach Out - Information for young people with depression, drugs and alcohol, family issues, eating disorders, grief and loss, safe sex, school and work
Multicultural Mental Health Australia - Addresses mental health and wellbeing for Australia’s diverse cultural communities
Black Dog Institute - Addresses moods, depression and bipolar disorder; offers self-assessment tools and advice on getting help
Student Wellbeing Hub - Providing resources available help to create learning communities that promote student wellbeing and the development of respectful relationships.
Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner - This site has a clear and effective section especially designed for parents and carers with regards to e-safety on smartphones, tablets and computers.
Catholic Care - Helping Sydney families with relationships, parenting, ageing, disabilities, addictions and mental health concerns.
Who can I talk to next?
If you have any concerns or questions or would welcome a conversation, please contact the relevant Guidance Coordinator.