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Wellbeing

Two student Wellbeing Leaders support students with personal, course and career advice. The Hub is where the Wellbeing Leaders are located.  More information about The Hub can be found here.

A Student Services Team approach is in place and all key staff who provide support meet on a regular basis. Students are referred to the team and a case manager may be assigned to provide ongoing support to an individual student.

A Peer Support program operates, with Year 10/11 students accepting particular responsibility for Year 8 students. There is planned support and training, in particular to support the Year 7-8 transition program.
    
Students in Year 8, 9 10 and 11 are taken through specific seminars to address strategies related to bullying and harassment during the year. Emphasis is placed on the quality of relationships between students, teachers and parents.

Reaching Potential Psychology      The Hub Reaching Potential Psychology logo

At the start of 2020 The Golden Grove High School Wellbeing Team began our partnership with Reaching Potential Psychology, to provide our students access to a free clinical mental health service, on site, through The Hub.

Rhianon Marshall and Kyla Trewartha are the founders and therapists of Reaching Potential Psychology. They have particular skills and interest in all areas of Child and Adolescent Mental Health and they have a strong passion for working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Developmental or Intellectual Disabilities.

Students with a Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP) referral, may access 10 sessions per year with our psychologists, bulk billed, under Medicare, the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and Department of Child Protection. They will use a range of techniques and tailor the counselling to each student’s needs.

We are so excited to extend the services offered by our Wellbeing Team, to include Rhianon and Kyla. If you are interested in accessing this service or finding out more, please contact a wellbeing team member on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the school.

Making Appointments

Students can make appointments by filling in a form online either onsite in The Hub or via the school Intranet page. The Wellbeing Leader or Defence Mentor will send a DAYMAP message to the student and the affected subject teacher with the appointment day and time. Students can also This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Wellbeing Leaders, or DayMap message, to make appointments.

Non-Students:

Appointments and/or wellbeing concern issues can be addressed by contacting the school by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please note that any attendance issues need to be directed through the relevant Sub School Leader in the first instance.

SchoolTV

It has never been more challenging for parents the modern-day realities faced by schools and parents in raising safe, happy and resilient young people. Whilst there is a great deal of information already out there, this can often be confusing and overwhelming for parents.

SchoolTV is a new wellbeing platform with ongoing resource that is now available to our parents, which simplifies access to credible, sound information with realistic and practical strategies.  Each edition will address a major topic and includes a videos, parent quiz, Q&A with leading specialists, fact sheets, articles and a host of resources including suggested apps, books, websites and more. A key feature of SchoolTV is its ability to aggregate content from many leading organisations such as Beyond Blue and ReachOut, amongst others. 

You can access the SchoolTV archive here or by clicking on SchoolTV in the Quick Links on the left side of the Home Page of our website.

Programs / Activities driven by the The Wellbeing Team include:

  • Student Wellbeing Council
  • Positive Growth Mindset Program
  • Cyber Bullying Awareness Programs
  • Operation Flinders
  • Wellbeing Week

In an Emergency

If you need to talk to someone urgently, or if you need medical or psychiatric help, here are some suggestions of 24 hour services whom to contact:

  • Kids Helpline 1800 551 800 (freecall)
  • Parent Helpline 1300 364 100
  • Crisis Care 131 611
  • Lifeline 131 114
  • Youth Health Line 1300 131 719

Websites/links to support wellbeing are:

https://beacon.anu.edu.au/

www.mindhealthconnect.org.au

https://kidshelpline.com.au/teens/get-help/webchat-counselling/

www.eheadspace.org.au

www.reachout.com.au

https://www.beyondblue.org.au/ 

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