Mental health support for students, staff and parents

Resources and services to support mental health for students, staff and parents.

Impact of COVID-19 on mental health

Major incidents such as the COVID-19 pandemic can have impacts on mental health and wellbeing. It is normal for children and young people to show signs of distress. Common reactions include:

  • fear and anxiety
  • anger and frustration
  • confusion
  • sadness
  • denial

Mental health toolkit

The Department of Education and Training's Mental Health Toolkit for Victorian schools provides expert guidance and resources on mental health promotion and support aimed at schools and school communities, health and wellbeing workforces and mental health practitioners.

This includes support specific to COVID-19 at: Mental health support at times of an emergency or natural disaster.

External mental health resources and services to support students

Reviewed 17 February 2021

Coronavirus Victoria

24/7 Coronavirus Hotline

If you suspect you may have COVID-19 call the dedicated hotline – open 24 hours, 7 days.

Please keep Triple Zero (000) for emergencies only.

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