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The holiday season for many families is a time to unwind and enjoy time with loved ones. For some families, it can be a stressful time as many of the usual services and supports are no longer available. It can also be a challenging time finding ways to keep children busy and calm. Not to mention that parents are also meant to be having some downtime too!
During the festive season, our office will shut from midday on Tuesday 24th (Christmas Eve) and then re-open on Monday 06 January 2020. Most other services shut down during this period too. If you need help or advice…for what-ever reason…there are a range of helplines to call:
Some useful help numbers for families to have over the holiday period include:
Crisis Care Helpline 1800 199 008
Lifeline on 13 11 14
Kids Helpline 1800 551 800
Beyond Blue 1300 22 46 36
Here’s hoping that you have a great holiday and that you don’t need extra support. However if you do, support helplines can be invaluable as they provide a space to talk through concerns while you hang in there waiting for services to resume. Helplines can also be called 24 hours 7 days a week.
As mentioned our team will start coming back from holidays on the 06 January and we hope to hear lots of great stories about Christmas (for those who celebrate) and the holidays so far.
From all of us at the Child Wellbeing Centre we wish you and your family a safe and happy holiday! See you in the New Year!