COVID has taken a huge toll on our collective mental health and wellbeing in Victoria.
For a lot of people who have previously suffered trauma or experienced any mental health problems it’s been even harder. For some children in out-of-home care who have experienced developmental trauma as a result of neglect or abuse, it’s been devastating.
Reports show during Stage 4 lockdown restrictions, there’s been a dramatic increase in Victorian children hospitalised due to self-harm and an unprecedented number of calls from Victorians to mental health services.
In this article we’ll explain how using a relationship-building approach can help a child feel safer, more secure and cared for.Continue reading “How to adopt a relationship-building approach”