Well Being


Wellbeing Support

The Wellbeing Team are available to provide access to information and services to meet the needs of secondary students and promote their learning and wellbeing. This may include:

  • Counselling and/or case management.
  • Referral to external/community agencies.
  • Assistance with accessing financial services.
  • Referral to DET/Student Support Services and psychological services.

Assistance with individual, family or school related issues are provided in a respectful and confidential manner. Referrals can be made by students, parents/guardians or staff by contacting Miss Hallett. Support can be given on a range of issues including schools, friends, family conflict, anger management, depression, anxiety, general health, sexual health and more.

At any time and during school holidays online support services can be accessed by both primary and secondary students if they are needing support.

Telephone and Online Support Services:

  • Headspace: 1800 650 890 or headspace.org.au/eheadspace

(9am-1am. Ages 12-25 years)

  • Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800 or kidshelpline.com.au

(24 hour service - ages 5-25 years)

  • Lifeline: 13 11 14 or lifeline.org.au

(24 hour service – all ages)

  • Suicide Call Back Service: 1300 659 467 or suicidecallbackservice.org.au

(24 hour service – all ages)

  • BeyondBlue: 1300 224 636 or https://online.beyondblue.org.au/OutOfHours

(3pm-12:00am – all ages)

 

Support during COVID-19

 

It can feel stressful and overwhelming for students during an event like the outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and we can all be effected differently. Students and their families might feel overwhelmed by the information, conversations and the increased levels of stress in the community.

If students are feeling overwhelming emotions, they are encouraged to access the telephone and online chat services listed above.  

Tips for students for managing a healthy headspace during COVID-19:

  • Be mindful of exposure to information through stories, traditional and social media. It can be helpful to take a break from the 24-hour news cycle.
  • Do things that make you feel physically and emotionally safe, and be with those who are helpful to your wellbeing.
  • Engage in activities that promote a sense of calm and feeling grounded.
  • It can help to talk with a trusted adult if it all feels a bit much.

 

Source: headspace.org.au

Support at the College during COVID-19:

Students and families can email Miss Hallett (Student Wellbeing and Inclusion Coordinator) if they would like support accessing support services – hallett.caitlin.c@edumail.vic.gov.au or contact her through Compass.

 

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