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How to talk to your children about coronavirus

For trusted evidence-based information on coronavirus and children, including how to talk to children about what is happening, visit the Raising Children Network website.

Information to share with children under 8

The Australian Childhood Foundation has published a downloadable guide: Understanding Coronavirus for Kids (PDF, 1.1MB) 

Playschool has created a COVID19 episode with English subtitles and Auslan signing.

Mindheart has translated coronavirus information in various languages to share with children under 8.

Community health centres

The North Richmond Community Health Centre and cohealth in Collingwood and Fitzroy continue to provide services.

Speech pathology, occupational therapy, dietitian services and counselling at both centres are consulting via telephone or video. Physiotherapy and podiatry at cohealth are also consulting virtually.

GP services are still available. Visit their websites for the latest information. 

Read the COVID-19 update from Dental Health Services Victoria about dental emergencies.

Support for people in crisis

Visit Ask Izzy for information local to you on health, housing, family violence, legal issues and more.


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