Feeling sad, worried, frustrated or anxious during a time of high stress is not unusual. If you find yourself feeling overwhelmed by these feelings, or if they are impacting on your daily life, it can be helpful to speak to someone who can provide listen and provide support.
While the City of Greater Dandenong is not a direct service provider in the area of mental health, Council has a role in promoting the mental health and wellbeing of its residents.
The following services are available for community members to contact.
Children and young people
LGBTIQA+ community members
Culturally and linguistically diverse communities
HeartChat - Multicultural Mental Health
Emergency - Telephone 000
COVID-19 translated resources for Families
These COVID-19 resources have been translated into 18 languages and are available for you to share with the parents and families you work with.
Emerging Minds has developed a toolkit which includes a range of resources to help practitioners and families navigate child mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Helping children cope with stress during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic fact sheet
This fact sheet, adapted from the World Health, provides tips for parents and carers to help support their children who may be feeling stressed due to COVID-19.
Using play to support children during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic fact sheet
This fact sheet has five tips to help parents and carers use play to support children’s mental health during COVID-19.