Jennie Hudson, Macquarie University
director at Centre for Emotional Health
Jennie Hudson has led Macquarie’s Centre for Emotional Health to launch a website that guides teachers and parents in supporting students and children with mental health concerns due to the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic. The new website, called “COVID-19: We’ve got this covered!”, is a free digital resource, backed by Macquarie University academics’ expertise and research in children’s emotional health and education, that provides support, resources, and contacts to manage anxiety and depression during the crisis. The website was created in response to a recent study by the university which found that 60% of parents and 88% of teachers were concerned about children’s mental health amid the COVID-19 outbreak.