Holidays can take students away from friends and their usual school supports.

Changes to routine can cause some young people to feel stressed, isolated and alone. Parent support is very important at this time.

Support your young person during the holidays has some information to help you support young people to stay in a healthy headspace in school holidays. There is also some information that may help you to identify when your young person might need some extra support and where to go for help.


Support can also be found with the following organisations


Parent Line: 1300 30 1300

Uniting Connections (Child First): 9705 3939

Victorian Legal Aid (Dandenong): 9767 7111

WAYSS (Crisis accommodation): 9703 0044

YSAS (Youth Support & Advocacy Service): 1800 458 685

Headspace, Dandenong & Narre Warren: 1800 367 968

Parentzone (Anglicare): 1300 984 011

Foundation House (support for refugees/asylum seekers): 8788 3333

Life Line: 13 11 14

Police / Fire / Ambulance:  000

Psychiatric Triage Team – Mental health crisis assessment: 1300 369 012