Health and Wellbeing
Dear Parents, Guardians and Families,
The current lockdown measures have been in place for over 4 weeks now and will hopefully ease gradually over the coming months. For many, this is the second time that they have been asked to isolate with their families, friends and loved ones, and for some, this may occur without any outside support from family or friends. Human beings are social creatures, and this period of time has seen an increase in those who are experiencing anxiety from loneliness and isolation.
Engaging with Social Supports or Peer Groups can help us stay connected with those around us, even when we may live hundreds of kilometres away. Online platforms such as Zoom/ Skype/ WhatsApp/ FaceTime have made it easier for us to stay connected, and although it may be difficult to do so initially, it will get easier the more you practice. More importantly, these connections that you make along the way may last much longer than this particular lockdown and perhaps even Covid19 itself.
COMMUNITY HEALTH: Immunisations
As you are aware the school organises immunisations for our Year 7 and 10 students each year. This term we were due to organise the 2nd dose of Year 7 vaccinations and also meningococcal immunisations for our Year 10 students.
However, due to the current pandemic this has now been delayed into 4th term. As you are aware these vaccinations are vital to the continued health of our students and the school will endeavour to liaise with Brimbank council in 4th term to ensure this program is completed for 2020.
Nevertheless, if you are concerned over this delay and your child is due immunisations this year, please see the following options in organising this during the current lockdown.
- Contact your GP. GP Clinics are still able to conduct immunisations. Please ring to discuss this with your doctor’s clinic.
- RCH. RCH have introduced a drive-through immunisation clinic on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, from 9am to 1pm. Bookings are essential before you can attend. This is open to parents and families. The booking form is only available online at:
Anxiety Recovery Centre Victoria have scheduled a number of support groups for adults on ZOOM to participate in, which take place on a weekly, fortnightly and monthly basis depending on the topic.
These peer groups are facilitated by ARCVic volunteers and can provide support regarding:
2nd and 4th Tuesday’s Monthly – 7.00pm to 8.00pm
1st and 3rd Wednesday’s Monthly – 2.00pm to 3.00pm
1st and 3rd Sunday’s Monthly – 11.00am to 12.00pm
|Obsessive-Compulsive Behaviours||2nd and 4th Wednesday’s Monthly – 7.00pm to 8.00pm|
|Hoarding and Clutter||2nd and 4th Tuesday’s Monthly – 1.00pm to 2.00pm|
|LGBTIQA Support||1st and 3rd Monday’s Monthly – 7.00pm to 8.00pm|
|Wellbeing||2nd and 4th Monday’s Monthly – 2.00pm to 3.00pm|
|Women’s Trauma||1st and 3rd Wednesday’s Monthly – 7.00pm to 8.00pm|
|Parenting||1st and 3rd Monday’s Monthly – 1.30pm to 2.30pm|
|Studying at University||2nd Monday’s Monthly – 7.00pm to 8.00pm|
|Mindfulness||Weekly on Friday’s from 11.00am to 12.00pm|
|Coffee Club Casual Chats||Weekly on Wednesday’s from 10.30am to 11.30am|
To participate, you have to register before the meeting using the following à LINK
If you are having difficulty registering for the ARCVic support groups – please email Raspal Khumra at [email protected] or call the ARCVic helpline on (03) 98300533.
FAMILY ONLINE SESSIONS
Burmese Play Group (Organiser: Nguri – SSDS Burmese Cultural Worker)
Every Thursday at 2.30pm on Zoom Id: 811-7224-0139 (same every week)
The Positive Climate for Learning Team