The Hospital School at Westmead

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In this section we provide wellbeing resources to support students and parents/carers.

Resources for COVID:

Headspace: Information for young people, families, and friends adjusting to changes during COVID-19

Emerging minds: Toolkit of resources to support children’s mental health and wellbeing during a pandemic

Beyond Blue: Coronavirus Wellbeing Support Service. 

Department Support 

The Hospital School works closely with the Department of Social Work at The Children's Hospital Westmead, to support the wellbeing needs of our students and families. They can provide support with: 

  • adjusting to illness and injury
  • coping with stress
  • grief and loss
  • safety and crisis intervention
  • using the hospital and community services
  • concerns about your child’s development or behaviour

We can support with contact and referrals to Social Work.

Additionally, a school counsellor can assist when families undergo a trauma or big change. They can also support the transition back to census schools, where appropriate. For information in community languages, see school counselling service.

Interpreting and Translations 

We will help you communicate with our school. If you’d like an interpreter for a school meeting, let us know and we will arrange one, if available.

If you don’t speak or understand English well and want to contact us, call TIS National on 131 450 and ask for an interpreter in your language. The operator will call the school and get an interpreter to help. This service is free. 

Visit the Department's translated documents section for important information that’s relevant for your child’s education in many languages.