Welfare Links

 There is always someone to talk to…

We all have times when we feel worried, sad, angry, overwhelmed or we just want to talk to someone.  There are people around you who care and who are willing to spend time talking with you.  Have you thought of talking to:

  • Parents
  • Aunts & uncles
  • Family friends
  • Sports coaches
  • Youth leaders & Pastors
  • Pastoral Care teachers
  • Class teachers
  • Year Advisors
  • School counsellors

If you are unsure about starting a conversation with an adult, why not ask a trusted friend to come with you and let them help you start to talk?

If none of these adults are available, there is still always someone to talk to.  You could ring KidsHelpline, or log onto eHeadspace.  The details for these and other places to talk with someone are listed below.

Counsellors are available at school every day.

Mr Kennedy (M, T, W, Th, F)
Mrs Schroder (M, T, W, Th, F)

 
Simply go to the counsellors’ room at the bottom of F block (F12 & F13) and speak to a counsellor (if they’re available), or better still, go the student office in B block and book an appointment that suits both you and the counsellor you wish to visit.

or

 

Email our school counsellors at….  counsellors@wccs.nsw.edu.au

Emails will generally be responded to within 24 hrs on school days. Please ensure you put your name and an appropriate return email address for the counsellors to repond to you. This is particularly important if you are using a home computer or you are a guest on someone’s  machine or network.

 

“Nothing is so awful that we can’t talk about it with someone”

 

Where can you go to get more information and help?

Ideally, personal one to one conversation with someone is the better option, particularly if it is someone you trust, however, these numbers and links below are places that provide significant information and that may be of help as well.

 

Click on the icons to open the webpages below.

Kids help line is a 24 hour telephone and online counselling service for young people in Australia under 18 years.

 

Lifeline is a 24 hour telephone counselling service. Check out the website for online information and referral services.

 

 

beyondblue: the national depression and anxiety initiative

Beyond blue: the national depression initiative, although not a counselling service, is an initiative working towards increasing awareness and understanding of depression, anxiety and related disorders in Australia. This site provides information about the signs and symptoms of depression, available treatments, how to get help and links to other relevant services and support groups.

Youth beyondblue is all about getting the message out that it’s okay to talk about depression, and to encourage young people and their family members and friends to get help when it’s needed.

Headspace is Australia’s National Youth Mental Health Foundation Targeting 12 – 25 year olds with mental health and drug and alcohol problems.

 

RU OK

R U OK?Day is a national day of action on the second Thursday of September, dedicated to inspiring all people of all backgrounds to regularly ask each other ‘Are you ok?’