Adjusting to change – COVID19

During this time of rapid change, young people may struggle with feelings of anxiety, stress, loneliness, frustration and confusion. At Woodville High School we care about the wellbeing of our students and wish to make their return to school in 2022 as comfortable and safe as possible. The WHS Wellbeing team is available to support students experiencing difficulties adjusting

Wellbeing Support at School

WHS Wellbeing Team
The WHS Wellbeing team is available to support students experiencing difficulties adjusting to COVID-19 and the return to school. Students, parents, caregivers or teachers can make a referral to the Wellbeing team by completing the online form under the Student Wellbeing tab of the WHS website.

Wellbeing Support at Home

Self-Care Strategies
During times of stress and uncertainty, it’s important for young people to continue their routine and engage in self-care, including:

  • Maintaining a regular daily routine
  • Keeping regular sleep and wake times
  • Eating a healthy, balanced diet
  • Engaging in exercise
  • Scheduling breaks from online learning during the day
  • Ensuring adequate time for rest and relaxation activities
  • Scheduling time for recreation and fun activities
  • Keeping up communication with their friends and family

Online resources
The following resources can be shared with your child to address concerns they may have about COVID-19 and support their online learning.

Coping during Coronavirus (COVID-19) | ReachOut Australia

How to deal with uncertainty during coronavirus | ReachOut Australia

Isolation, lockdown & social distancing for teens | Kids Helpline

Stressed about study during coronavirus? | ReachOut Australia

5 apps to help you study at home | ReachOut Australia

10 ways to take care of yourself during coronavirus | ReachOut Australia

After-Hours Crisis Supports
If you believe your child is at risk of immediate harm, please contact emergency services (000). For after-hours crisis support and counselling for young people and their families, the following services can be contacted:

24/7 crisis counselling and suicide prevention service for all ages.
Ph: 13 11 14

Kids Helpline
Free 24/7 counselling service for children and young people aged 5-25.
Ph: 1800 55 1800

Free online chat, email and telephone support (9am-1am AEST, 7 days per week) for young people aged 12-25, their family and friends.
Ph: 1800 650 890

Beyond Blue Coronavirus Support Service
Ph: 1800 512 348

We look forward to working together to make the Woodville High School community a thriving, happy and welcoming place for all.