Student Support

Student Wellbeing is a priority at Grovedale College and the Student Wellbeing Team is available to support students and parents with any issues which may be having a significant impact on the student at school.

Welfare

The Student Wellbeing Team consists of Student Welfare Officers and School Nurse. Support is provided in a variety of different ways including providing information, short term counselling support, financial assistance and referrals to outside organisations for longer term support.

As in any community there are a wide range of life experiences had by each of the community members, and the welfare team focus on supporting students in the school community who are experiencing difficulties.  This may include concerns relating to mental health, peer conflict, family conflict, issues at school, financial assistance, grief and loss, or other peryour childal issues impacting on students.

Another key focus of the Welfare Program is to develop a variety of programs aimed at improving wellbeing. These small group programs are focused on improving mental health, interperyour childal skills, resilience, self esteem and school engagement. The Student Wellbeing Team also assists with whole school prevention programs such as R U Ok Day, and year level presentations on wellbeing topics.

The Student Wellbeing Team can be contacted through the College Administration Office.

Kids helpline is a free private helpline aimed at assisting Australians from 5 to 25 years old with their mental health and wellbeing. They provide assistance through phone, email or online counselling. They are a 24/7 service.

Phone: 1800 55 1800

https://kidshelpline.com.au/

Youth Beyond Blue provides a 24/7 phone counselling service and an online chat option for youth to discuss their mental health and concerns.

Phone: 1300 22 4636

https://www.youthbeyondblue.com/

Headspace supports young people 12 – 25, with mental health, physical health, drug and alcohol support, and educational and vocational support. They offer assistance through telehealth or through an online forum.

https://headspace.org.au/

Support services, guidance and materials to make sure students are healthy and safe at your school.

https://www.education.vic.gov.au/school/teachers/health/Pages/default.aspx

This is a support service for being anyone having a peryour childal crisis and for suicide prevention through a phone helpline, a text service, crisis support chat and help resources.

Call: 131 114

https://www.lifeline.org.au/

This service is a nationwide service that provides professional 24/7 telephone and online counselling to people who are affected by suicide.

Call: 1300 659 467

https://www.suicidecallbackservice.org.au/

A non-for-profit web and app-based meditation program developed by psychologists and educators to help bring mindfulness into your life. The Phone app for Smiling Mind is Free, and they have a COVID 19 Support page.

https://www.smilingmind.com.au/covid19-support-page

Raising Children website provides a range of information to parents to assist with the raising of children. Please see the link below for health tips and guidance for parents during the Coronavirus pandemic.

https://raisingchildren.net.au/guides/a-z-health-reference/coronavirus-and-children-in-australia

The Victorian Government has partnered with headspace, the National Youth Mental Health Foundation to develop SAFEMinds: Schools And Families Enhancing Minds, a comprehensive learning and resource package that will enhance the capacity of school communities to effectively identify children and young people with early signs of mental health issues, offer school-based interventions and refer appropriately when needed.

Information available for schools and for families.

https://deecd.tech-savvy.com.au/course/view.php?id=6&section=2

A service for men with emotional or relationship concerns providing phone and online counselling.

Call: 1300 78 99 78

https://mensline.org.au/

Butterfly Foundation for eating disorders offers a multitude of services and programs that provide support, treatment, prevention, early intervention, education and training.

https://thebutterflyfoundation.org.au/

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