@tjacque88 welcome to the forums, I am so glad you've found this space to get some support for you and your son. It sounds like it's been a very difficult time, full of upheaval and uncertainty. I hear that you are concerned about your son's mental health, as well as his future. I can imagine it is very difficult to see him so disengaged and disinterested, and it's understandable that you are quite worried.
It might be helpful for your son to get some mental health support. If he is open to it, a good place to start might be with Headspace, who offer mental health support to young people. They even have online support via eHeadspace that he may be able to access before you move to Victoria.
School refusal is not an uncommon issue that many parents face. It can be very confusing and disheartening to see it unfold. We have some resources that could be helpful for you, to give you some insights into what might be going on, and some things to try.
School Refusal and Teenagers
Things to Try
Stress and Teenagers
We also have some resources that could help when it comes to his gaming addiction and his spending so much time online:
Help your teenager take a break from technology
Playing the gme when it comes to screen time limits
Connect to your teen through gaming
I hope this gives you a place to start, and of course we are here to support you through this journey as best we can, especially during the adjustment period when you move. Let us know if there's any other ways we can support you or provide further information to help you navigate the path forward for you and your family.
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