This month The Fathering Project is providing fathers with tips help supporting their children’s wellbeing during these testing times, and beyond.
It is natural to feel a range of emotions such as stress, worry, anxiety, boredom, or low mood – especially during a global pandemic. Many people are also feeling distressed by the constant news and overwhelming amount of information about the pandemic.
Kids will express their feelings not only through words, but also through their expressions, actions and behaviours. Sometimes they may act out their feelings in physical, inappropriate or problematic ways. Keep in mind that behind every behaviour is a feeling.
If you feel you need more information or links to support for you and your family, you can find this in our new At Home section of The Fathering Project website.
If you or your children are struggling:
Kids can call Kids Helpline on 1800 551 800 or Youth Beyond Blue on 1300 224 636 or you can contact your child’s GP.
If you are struggling, call Lifeline on 131 114, or Beyond Blue on 1300 224 636.
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