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