Student Wellbeing

Wellbeing staff are available to discuss and give advice on personal or family problems, particularly those affecting a student’s academic or social development. Wellbeing can support through:

  • One-to-one support
  • Targeted programs (eg. Bullying, online safety, social development)
  • Mediation
  • Referrals to community agencies
  • Information about financial supports: Financial Support Services

You can contact our team via email or phone or on our Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/berwickcollege_wellbeing/

Student Learning Leaders and Home Group Teachers can also assist in connecting you with the team.

When on site, students can make an appointment by walking into the Wellbeing Centre before or after school, during recess and lunch.

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Community supports for young people and families

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Support phone lines:

Lifeline has a crisis text service operating between 6pm and midnight –  https://www.lifeline.org.au/crisis-text/

About the Service:

  • Short-term support for people who are feeling overwhelmed or having difficulty coping
  • Real-time using ‘SMS’ technology​
  • Confidential one-to-one with a trained Lifeline Crisis Supporter ​

What we do:

  • Listen without judgment
  • Provide a safe space to discuss your needs, worries or concerns
  • Work with you to explore options for support.

Accessing the service – 6pm to midnight

  • Step 1: Text 0477 13 11 14
  • Step 2: Complete the pre-survey questions
  • Step 3: Read the Website terms of use. By using this service you accept these terms.
  • Step 4: You will be connected with a Crisis Supporter as soon as one is available

Child FIRST: 9705 3939

Provides advice and information to parents and can link families into local supports to meet their particular needs

YODAA: 1800 458 686

Provides information, advice and links to supports for concerns relating to drug and alcohol use. Young people, or anyone concerned about a young person can access this service.

Parentline: 13 22 89

Confidential phone counselling for parents and carers on a range of parenting issues

Kids Helpline: 1800 551 800

Free 24/7 phone counselling for young people aged 5 to 25 years.

1800 Respect: 1800 737 732

Confidential information, counselling and support for people impacted by sexual assault, domestic or family violence and abuse.

Local youth support services:

Headspace Narre Warren: 1800 367 968: https://headspace.org.au/headspace-centres/narre-warren/

Youth mental health service offering counselling, programs, health services and general advice

eheadspace: https://www.eheadspace.org.au : Free and confidential online chat, email or phone counselling with youth mental health professionals

Casey Youth Services: 9792 7300 http://www.casey.vic.gov.au/community-services/youth-services/youth-about

The local council youth services team offer programs, leadership development, counselling and support as well as holiday programs for young people in the City of Casey.

Directory of community services:

Positive Pathways: http://youthpositivepathways.com.au

Information and links for services for young people in Dandenong, Casey and Cardinia Council areas.

Sayft Net: http://sayft.net

Information and links to youth mental health support options in the City of Casey

Child Safety

Useful Websites and Links

Below are a list of useful websites to offer students and parents some helpful and relevant information.

http://www.beyondblue.org.au/
www.centrelink.gov.au
http://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/information/centrelink-website?utm_id=7

www.windermerecfs.com.au
http://www.druginfo.adf.org.au/index.php
http://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/
http://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/contact/Pages/parentline.aspx?&Redirect=1
http://www.casey.vic.gov.au/
http://connections.org.au/

Money and Mental Health – Practical Financial Skills to Manage Money: https://finty.com/resources/managing-money-pressures/