Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, many students have moved to online learning and increased their use of digital media outside the classroom to stay in contact with friends and family. The findings in this report support the conclusions from the Royal Children’s Hospital National Child Health Poll that found that the majority of Australian parents are not confident in identifying or responding to signs of a mental health problem in their child (Rhodes 2017). This highlights the continued need for awareness and increased capacity building, to ensure that adults can better recognise early warning signs of mental health problems, and to navigate their way to the right support.
If you are looking for support with these, or other issues, Relationships Australia is providing counselling throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, including through telephone and/or video appointments.
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