Family Wellbeing Support


Dear Families,

We recognise and understand that these difficult times bring challenges that we may not be prepared for. This is a very hard time for families. It’s also the perfect time to remember that you don’t have to be perfect! It is perfectly normal to feel tired, stressed and worn out.

Our ongoing commitment to our students’ and our parents’ health and wellbeing has seen us reach out to the CASEA team, to offer support in managing the different emotions that many of our families may be feeling right now.

In CASEA, our community has some of the best supports available and the accompanying TIP Sheets- Parenting during Challenging Times and How to talk to children about COVID-19- may be helpful when considering how to take care of ourselves and stay connected with each other.
This additional layer of support is unique to our school and we are fortunate at this time to have access to the Alfred Child Youth Mental Health Service again this term.

In light of COVID-19, the CASEA (CYMHS and Schools Early Action) team are available for telephone Consultation Sessions for parents and carers on a weekly basis in Term 2, 2020.

All CASEA team members are Mental Health Clinicians with specialized training and clinical practice in child and adolescent mental health and well-being. The team are available for parents and carers who want to discuss topics such as:

  • Questions or concerns about a child’s social emotional wellbeing, mental health, or behaviours
  • Questions or concerns about how the child is responding to COVID-19
  • Questions about how to support children in the current circumstances.

Information on what a consultation session includes and how you can book in for these is included here (and in the attachment)

Please book in with Bree Campbell (CASEA Coordinator) by emailing or calling 8552 0555 with the following information:

  • Your name and child’s name
  • The number you would like to be contacted on
  • What would you like to discuss and get out of this consultation?
  • Preferred date and time (i.e., Tuesday 5th May at 9am).

Best Wishes. Stay Safe. Keep Connected

VolunteerLetter2019  CASEA Consultation Space Information Sheet – Term 2 2020 (554 KB) – 22-Apr-2020
VolunteerLetter2019  Tip Sheet – How to support children during COVID-19 (655 KB) – 22-Apr-2020
VolunteerLetter2019  Tip Sheet – How to talk to children about COVID-19 (670 KB) – 22-Apr-2020

James Whitla

Additional Information:

VolunteerLetter2019  DHHS – the importance of our schools remaining open  (118) 16-Mar-2020
VolunteerLetter2019  Novel Coronavirus Fact Sheet  (144)  28-Jan-2020
VolunteerLetter2019 Return to School Information (168 KB) – 12-May-2020
VolunteerLetter2019  Coronoavirus Update – 13 Mar – (209 KB) 13-Mar-2020
VolunteerLetter2019  Coronoavirus Update – 3 Feb – (124 KB) 03-Feb-2020
VolunteerLetter2019  Coronoavirus Update – 31 January – (57 KB) 31-Jan-2020
VolunteerLetter2019  Information about EPS Home Learning with SEESAW – (121KB) 25-Mar-2020
VolunteerLetter2019   Learning from Home: Information for parents and carers (208 KB) – 10-Apr-2020
VolunteerLetter2019  Letter explaining student work from home – (376 KB) 19-Mar-2020
VolunteerLetter2019  Loan of Assets Agreement (444 KB) – 10-Apr-2020
VolunteerLetter2019  Physical Distancing Guidance for Schools (218 KB)
VolunteerLetter2019  Reduce your risk of coronavirus poster – (651 KB) 15-Mar-2020
VolunteerLetter2019  Update on the coronavirus outbreak – 28 January – (74 KB) 28-Jan-2020

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