Chatstarter – Helping parents and young people support each other

Conversations play an important role in recognising when someone is going through a difficult time and connecting them to right type of care.

While we all like to have conversations in different ways, talking to someone about what’s challenging us can be difficult.

#ChatStarter was developed by the National Mental Health Commission in partnership with parents and young people who have experience of mental health challenges and Australia’s national mental health organisations – ReachOut, Butterfly Foundation, Orygen, batyr, headspace, Beyond Blue and Kids Helpline.

Having a small chat can make a big difference. The easy-to-use tips and resources below have been developed by mental health clinicians to help build your confidence and capability to support a friend or loved one who may be experiencing distress or a mental health challenge today.

Check out Chatstarter now.


COVID Update August 30

30 August 2021

Dear Parents/ Carers

Re: COVID – 19 Update

You will have heard that the Premier outlined a plan for a safe return to at-school learning, on Friday 27 August, 2021. In this regard we advise as follows:

– Our arrangements for this week and next as outlined in our letter of 26 August, 2021 (availble on our website) remain unchanged. Accordingly, new learning packs for Week 7 will be available tomorrow and for Week 8 will again be available on Tuesday 7 September, from 1.00 – 2.00 pm.

Please see below for further details:

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COVID Update August 27

Dear Parents and Carers,

Re COVID Update – Lockdown continued for another 14 days until 10 September

As you will have heard by now, the Premier announced that our Warrumbungle Local Government Area as part of a state-wide lockdown, will continue to be subject to stay-at- home restrictions until Friday 10 September.

Accordingly, the arrangements that we have had in place for learning over the past two weeks, will continue from Monday 30 August until Friday 10 September.

Please see further details below:

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