If this happens talk to them about how they are feeling and why. Talk to someone at their school to let them know what is happening and so they can put support in place if needed.
If they still feel anxious or sad after more than two or three days you should contact your family doctor, call 13Health (13 43 25 84) or seek specialist support if your child continues to shows signs of anxiety or sadness.
Local support services can be found via www.oneplace.org.au. Alternatively you can contact Parentline on 1300 30 1300 for support and advice.
There are also free, confidential support services, both phone and online, which are available state-wide, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to support them too. Your child has been given this information but remind them there is help available. These services are:
For people aged 7 – 18 years
For people aged 12 or over