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:

If you would like to talk about your mental health or wellbeing, you can chat online or on the phone for free to a professional outside of school. This is private and confidential and may help you keep in a healthy headspace during lockdown.

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·         Headspace: 1800 367 968 or https://headspace.org.au/headspace-centres/dandenong/ or headspace.org.au/eheadspace

·         Some face to face/in-person sessions are available at the Dandenong Headspace Centre.

(12-25 years)

 

·         BeyondBlue: 1800 512 348 or https://coronavirus.beyondblue.org.au/

(24 hour service – all ages)

 

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

(24 hour service – 5 to 25 years)

 

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

(24 hour service – all ages)

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

(24 hour service – 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.

 

 

Uniform

  • The uniform shop that was on-site/at school is closed due to COVID-19 restrictions.
  • PSW Hampton Park is open reduced hours on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Their address Unit 1/9-11 South Link, Dandenong South Vic 3175.
  • Please check their website for updates: www.psw.com.au
  • Orders can be made online for uniform if this is the preferred method by families. The online order form is available here: www.psw.com.au/parents
  • Postage of uniform items takes approximately 7-10 days and the cost for delivery is $10.95.

    State Schools Relief
  • Carwatha College P-12 can apply on your child's behalf to the State Schools Relief for a discount on school uniform items for families experiencing financial hardship.
  • Parents/Guardians can complete an online form indicating which uniform items they would like a discount on.
  • The online form is available here:  https://forms.gle/UayEg2cNcy852VGq6
  • Miss Hallett (Student Wellbeing and Inclusion Coordinator) will apply on your child’s behalf for the vouchers. 
  • State Schools Relief will honour all current vouchers for an extended period of six months beyond the expiry date printed on the voucher.
  • All new vouchers issued from May 2020 will display an expiry date of 30th September 2020.
  • State Schools Relief vouchers can only be used in store and NOT online.
  • The 2020 CSEF State Schools Relief Prep Package is organised separately through the main office. 

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