Children's voices project
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.
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