Information regarding COVID-19 is constantly changing. In an effort to help all new families in maintaining their mental wellbeing, we will collate information here from reputable sources which we hope will be of use to you.

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This information sheet from the Australian Psychological Society provides some great broad ranging information regarding concerns about the virus and how to best discuss issues with children.

If you or anyone in your family is pregnant, the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has posted a clear and informative statement regarding coronavirus and pregnancy. Please also find this helpful video message that RANZCOG's President Dr. Vijay Roach delivers for pregnant women and their families.    

ACT Health has established a page specifically about Mental Health and Wellbeing at this time - the tip to limit social media is very important!

If you want the facts about COVID19 and pregnancy quickly and succinctly - this video by Dr Brad Robinson is for you!

Beyondblue's advice regarding COVID-19 is useful for everyone, not just new parents.

Find this helpful 'COVIBOOK' explaining COVID-19 to children under the age of 7, available in multiple languages! This resource was developed by the author Manuela Molina to help families discuss the full range of emotions arising from the current situation. Please note that this resource does not seek to be a source of scientific information, but rather a tool to help check in with children. Please find the English PDF of COVIBOOK here.   

Please go to Head to Health for a range of mental health related supports, including accessing health services at this time.