Children's voices project

During 2020, we spoke to 30 primary school children to understand their experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic.

During 2020, Darebin Council spoke to 30 primary school children from culturally diverse backgrounds in East Reservoir and East Preston to help understand their experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as its impact on themselves, their families and their community. 

For some children, these might be the first time they were asked about their thoughts on COVID-19, as well as ideas for how to keep their families and community healthy and well during and after the pandemic. 

The children’s responses show a complex world view and understanding about COVID-19 and its impacts, as well as their resilience, hope, anxiety, sadness, and appreciation of being listened to. 

Read the Children’s Voices summary report

Children's Voices video


Impact of COVID-19 on communities

Darebin Council thanks the children for helping us better understand the impact of COVID-19 on communities. 

Looking after your mental and emotional health is important during challenging times, so remember that there are services, support and advice available to help you:

Coronavirus Mental Wellbeing Support Service 1800 512 348
Kids Helpline 1800 55 1800
Parent Line 13 22 89 
Yarning SafeNStrong 1800 959 563