Covid e-book for young children

Manuela Molina has created a short book to support and reassure children under the age of 7. The book was created to help kids to understand, and to talk about how they are feeling. The author recommends printing out the book so that children can draw in it. You can

The pitfalls and pointers of miscommunication

Good communication is vital in navigating the challenges of staying at home together. This video explains how communication is like playing catch with a ball of clay. It provides four pointers to help a piece of communication to keep its intended shape. For crisis support when you need it, call

Grease the wheels of your feeling vocabulary

How broad, comprehensive, extensive, far-reaching, and vast is your feeling vocabulary? Emotions are data, and they communicate meaning and intent to ourselves and the people around us. Identifying your feelings is a skill that can be practised. If your go-tos are good, fine, not so good, and tired, this wheel

Podcast: The 50/50 Myth and making a family gap plan

If you’re in a relationship and both running at twenty percent right now, how do you make up the whole? Brené Brown is known for her research on courage, vulnerability, shame and empathy. She shares understanding and strategies in her Unlocking Us podcast. In the episode Comparative Suffering, the 50/50

There’s a bear in there – neighborhood games take off

Parents and neighbourhoods are finding engaging ways to make walks fun for kids. Drawings and teddy bears are popping up in windows, and gnomes are hiding in front yards. I spy with my little eye In one neighbourhood in Indiana, a mum asked residents to tape paper shamrocks to front

Partnership gets basic essentials to City of Swan residents

A collaborative effort between Midlas, Foodbank and the City of Swan is getting basic essentials to residents. The Midland Information Debt and Legal Advocacy Service Inc (Midlas) provides a range of disability services, financial counselling, legal and tenancy services, and emergency relief. If you live in the City of Swan

“Name and claim” loss and grief

Our team has been talking about some of the ups and downs we’re experiencing day to day. The American Psychological Society discuss loss and grief and share strategies from psychologists. The article highlights resilience while normalising experiences of grief and loss, explaining that we can expect to fluctuate between moments

Guide to helping families cope

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network has created resources to help families to cope with the pandemic. The Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope with the Coronavirus Disease contains an overview. You’ll find a table on pages 4-5 with age-specific information on how children may respond, and ways to help

Expert tips for working from home in a crowded house

Spaces around the home have been rapidly converted to accommodate remote work and schooling, sometimes for the whole household. How do you share, stay productive, and have space to relax? Most of the Lifeline WA team are working from home, and have been encountering a whole range of challenges. Why

Eight days into working from home

Workers from The Washington Post, Twitter, Facebook, Microsoft 365 and Teams share learnings from their experience of adjusting to working from home. The term “interpersonally nutritious” may be a new favourite. Tim says mental nudges help him to have interpersonally nutritious online conversations. He’ll put his phone screen down on