SHINE for Kids is committed to protecting its staff, volunteers, visitors and the children and families we work with.
We have a Covid-19 Safety Plan, which is in line with government regulations.
All staff, volunteers and visitors are required to check in using a QR code before entering our sites or child and family centres.
And finally, our staff will be constantly reminding children and families about the need for frequent hand sanitisation, and the safe way to sneeze.
National Coronavirus Health Information Hotline
Contact the national Coronavirus Health Information Hotline on 1800 020 080 if you are seeking information on COVID-19. The line operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
For language translations contact: 131 450
State Health Information
Resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People
These resources are for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People in remote communities – https://www.health.gov.au/resources/collections/coronavirus-covid-19-resources-for-aboriginal-and-torres-strait-islander-people-and-remote-communities
Map of health services – https://healthinfonet.ecu.edu.au/key-resources/health-professionals/health-workers/map-of-aboriginal-and-islander-healthmedical-services/
Resources in other languages
COVID-19 resources translated in over 60 languages – https://healthinfonet.ecu.edu.au/key-resources/health-professionals/health-workers/map-of-aboriginal-and-islander-healthmedical-services/
Managing mental health and wellbeing
Headspace – support for young people aged between 12 and 25 https://headspace.org.au/
Kidshelpline – phone, online chat or email service for children https://kidshelpline.com.au/
Lifeline – 24/7 counselling support https://www.lifeline.org.au/
Parentline – support for parents, grandparents and carers https://parentline.com.au/other-support-services
Our team in the ACT were interviewed by Speech Pathology Australia Senior Advisor, Justice Mary Woodward. They discuss the unique challenges children in custody face and the ways speech pathologists can better […]