Wellbeing staff are available to discuss and give advice on personal or family problems, particularly those affecting a student’s academic, emotional or social development. Wellbeing can provide 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, or during recess and lunch.

  • Kyra Dawson – 8768 1022 – Kyra.Dawson@education.vic.gov.au
  • Frank Jetmar – 8768 1019 – Frank.Jetmar@education.vic.gov.au
  • Sam Crotty – 8768 1023 – Samuel.Crotty@education.vic.gov.au
  • Dan Lipscombe (In School Youth Worker – Les Twentyman Foundation) – 8768 1016 – dan@ltfoundation.com.au
  • Tracey Anastasi (College Nurse) – 8768 1020 – Tracey.Anastasi@education.vic.gov.au

COMMUNITY SUPPORTS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE:

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

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

Chaplaincy

Our Chaplain, Frank Jetmar, is able to provide the following:

  • Informal counselling
  • One-on-one assistance
  • Group programs

* All appointments are considered confidential. Full details of which are provided at the first session.

Hours of Operation:  Frank is available Monday to Friday during normal school hours.

Before and after school appointments are available.

Chaplaincy Support at Berwick College                 

Our Chaplain Frank Jetmar has served Berwick College for almost 10 years, bringing encouragement to countless students, mostly one-on-one. Chaplaincy has been responsible for running many life transforming student wellbeing programs at the school over the past years.  In partnership with Your Dream Incorporated, an independent chaplaincy support group helps to ensure our Chaplain has adequate funding for these programs. Chaplaincy is supported by a small group of local organisations.