Trauma Support Resources

Tips on how you can talk to your children about the Hillcrest Primary School tragedy

So many of us are hurting and grieving after the heartbreaking tragedy at Hillcrest Primary School. This includes our children and young people.

Everyone will process grief and trauma in different ways, and it’s important to talk to your children to see how they’re coping.

Some of us can find this challenging, especially while processing our own grief and emotions. It can be difficult to know the right thing to say and the best way to support them.

Here are some practical resources to help you in talking to your children about this devastating tragedy: 

Helping children affected tragic events.pdf ( 

Traumatic events: support for children – Raising Children Network 

How to cope with traumatic news – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation 

Support for your own mental health

Don’t forget to take care of your own mental health during this tragic time. Here are some resources you might find helpful.

Headspace mental health support 

Trauma – Beyond Blue