At Golden Grove High School we have a designated area called The Hub that offers support to our students for concerns relating to their wellbeing.
The Hub team consists of:
- Assistant Principal of Student Wellbeing
- Two fulltime student Wellbeing Leaders
- Defence Force Mentor
- Two Clinical Psychologists (one day a week)
- Student Mentor (through referral only)
- Pastoral Care Worker
- VET/Careers Coordinator
- International Education Leader
- School Support Officers (SSOs)
The Wellbeing Team offers a range of services that include:
- Help to manage relationships with family, teachers and peers
- Support to manage wellbeing issues
- Advice on subject selection
- Provide information about and referrals to other support agencies
- Support to encourage attendance and engagement with their learning
Our Wellbeing Leaders are qualified teachers with additional skills and experience in promoting and supporting student learning and wellbeing.
Reaching Potential Psychology
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.
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:
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 Hub include:
- Student Wellbeing Council
- Positive Growth Mindset Program
- Cyber Bullying Awareness Programs
- Operation Flinders
- Wellbeing Week