Health and Mental Well-being
During these times of uncertainty, you may find that you require extra support for your child/teen as they are facing unprecedented challenges in all areas of their lives. At John Curtin the mental health and wellbeing of our students is just as important as their physical health. We also understand that this is a difficult time for parents and guardians as they juggle work commitments and the online educatinon of their children. There are a number of resources available through the Department of Education and the college that may help, and if you still have questions you can call the team in Student Services on 94337260.
Tips for coping with COVID and how to talk to your children about it:
- Australian Psychological Society – Coronavirus (COVID-19) information for Australians – https://www.psychology.org.au/COVID-19-Australians
- Tips for coping with coronavirus anxiety (and talking with children) from the Australian Psychological Society.
- A collection of resources from Reachout.com.au for parents to help their children with studies and stresses
Be kind to yourself and others
This strange time will affect everyone differently, we should all take a moment to assess how we’re going and practice calm. You can do this in many ways, meditation works for some people, listening to music, or just hanging with your pets.
Health and fitness at home
Staying active can help you to sleep better, manage stress and boost your mood. Find a way to keep active that you enjoy and incorporate this into your regular routine.
A “Fitness at Home” flexible class has been created on Connect for all students to access. We strongly encourage students, siblings, parents and caregivers to work together to create a fun, physical, mental and emotional support network at home. These can be high intensity training or balance and flexibility minded like yoga.