Health

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
Children's Voices
Darebin Council spoke to 30 primary school children

 

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