Our Wellbeing team have listed the below resources to support your wellbeing during this time.
Single-Session Online Counselling
In these extraordinary times, the impact of the COVID-19 is being felt right across Australia, as young people and the community try to navigate the ‘new normal’.
The Hobsons Bay UP youth counselling service is now offering single-session digital counselling appointments in addition to the current youth counselling available. This service is here to support young people and their families through this challenging period. The youth counsellors will be able to provide support and strategies to help young people and their families manage their mental wellbeing during periods of panic or anxiety.
This is a free service, and will be available every Wednesday between 12pm and 3pm, starting from Wednesday 3 June. Please note that this service is weekly and subject to the availability of the counsellors.
These sessions are for up to one hour in length and may be accessed via the below link. If further private sessions with a counsellor is desired by a young person, these appointments will be bookable on the day. Counselling for single sessions will provide a non-judgemental space for a young person to be heard. Counsellors can refer young people to short-term counselling for further support, all referrals are subjected to waiting procedures depending on counselling demand. Sessions will delivered via online video conferencing, though the use of a camera is subject to the comfort of the client. No mental health plan is required.
These sessions will specifically focus on a COVID-19 related concerns i.e. ‘I am feeling anxious about the current COVID-19 situation’. This appointment has been made available to support you through the difficulty of being socially isolated during COVID 19. Counsellors will provide a space to non-judgementally listen to you and may refer you to other services for further support. Please understand that this is not a crisis service and therefore if you are experiencing distress that may place you or others around you in harm please call 000 immediately.
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*Please note that one person will be seen per hour. Bookings will not be taken for this particular initiative, however the counselling team will continue to take bookings for general counselling. To arrange a counselling session, contact the team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Guide to Dealing with Constant Change During COVID times. Please click here.
Corona virus Anxiety Tips – please click here
Teen Guide to Surviving Lock down – please click here
Coping with Corona virus stress – please click here
Self-care during corona virus – please click here
Swinburne Mental Health Support – please click here
Headspace Wellness Workshops – please click here
Further Contact Details:
Kids Helpline – 1800 551 800
Lifeline Australia – 13 11 14
Lifeline Australia (Text message only) – 0477 13 11 14
eheadspace – 1800 650 893
Headspace Sunshine – (03) 9927 6222
Headspace Werribee – (03) 8001 2366
Royal Children’s Hospital Mental Health (up to 15 years old)- 1800 44 55 11
Corona Virus Hotline – 1800 675 398
Beyond Blue – 1300 224 636