Looking after yourself and your family


The eSafety Commissioner has developed a guide eSafetyParents How to look after mental wellbeing on social media

For these and many other useful hints for parents and carers visit eSafety.gov.au/parents

Cyber safety

New apps are frequently being launched. It can be challenging for parents and carers to keep up to date with the latest apps that their children or their friends may be looking at.

The eSafety Commissioner has developed a website to help Australians have a positive and safe experience online. The government website provides a description of the latest apps to assist you in deciding if the apps are appropriate for use by your family. 

Click here for the eSafety Guide

The website has many useful age appropriate resources to assist parents and carers to start a conversation with your child about cyber safety. 

Click here for the eSafety parent information


Health and Wellbeing

It is unlikely the floods, drought, bushfires, or COVID-19 pandemic will be the last crisis we will face in our lifetime. There are many organisations that can assist you to look after your family’s health and wellbeing while importantly looking after yourself. 

Lifeline 13 11 14 lifeline.org.au 
Kids Helpline 1800 55 1800


Beyondblue 1300 22 4636 beyondblue.org.au
eheadspace 1800 650 890 www.headspace.org.au/eheadspace
Suicide Call-back Service 1300 659 467 suicidecallbackservice.org.au 
MensLine Australia 1300 78 99 78 mensline.org.au 
Mental Health Line 1800 001 511
Open Arms-Veterans and Families Counselling 1800 011 046 openarms.gov.au 
Your GP