Student Welbeing

We value students’ achievements and learning and have additional staff in place to support students in reaching their learning goals. Fundamental to a student’s success is their emotional and social wellbeing.

Student Welbeing

We value students’ achievements and learning and have additional staff in place to support students in reaching their learning goals. Fundamental to a student’s success is their emotional and social wellbeing.

Wellbeing Team

We value students’ achievements and learning and have additional staff in place to support students in reaching their learning goals. Fundamental to a student’s success is their emotional and social wellbeing. Blackburn High School employs a Student Wellbeing Team which is made up of:

  • Student Wellbeing Coordinator (full time)
  • Chaplain (part time)
  • Assistant Principal
  • School Nurse (full time)
  • DEECD Student Support Service Officers (part time)

The Wellbeing Team offers a range of supports including:

  • Case management (Intake, referrals and ongoing support)
  • Social and emotional support
  • School refusal
  • Grief and loss counselling
  • Family issues
  • Social difficulties and relationships
  • Stress and anxiety management

The Wellbeing Team supports students with the above issues through:

  • Resilience training
  • Transition programs
  • Online counselling platform (Wellbeing Warriors)

Resources and Helpful Links, Mental Health & Parenting

Youth Beyond Blue
Headspace
Reach Out
Whitehorse Youth Connexions
Youthlaw
YSAS Box Hill
Eating Disorders Victoria
Autism Victoria
Dr Tony Attwood
Dr. Michael Carr-Gregg
Relationships Australia
Andrew Fuller
Cyber Safety Solutions
eSafety
The Butterfly Foundation
Black Dog Institute
ADAVIC
Asperger’s Victoria

For immediate support and counselling

Lifeline 13 11 14

a national charity providing all Australians experiencing emotional distress with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services.

Visit Lifeline Website

Kids Helpline 1800 55 1800

Australia’s only free (even from a mobile), confidential 24/7 online and phone counselling service for young people aged 5 to 25.

Visit Kids Helpline Website

Headspace 1800 650 890

Headspace is a safe space for you to come and talk about everything you’re going through.

Visit Headspace Website

Beyond Blue 1300 224 636

Beyond Blue provides information and support to help everyone in Australia achieve their best possible mental health, whatever their age and wherever they live.

Visit Beyond Blue Website

Parent Line 132 289

Whether you’re under extra strain right now or the kids are struggling to cope, you’re not alone.

Visit Parent Line Website

Chaplain

Chaplaincy is partially funded through the National School Chaplaincy Programme (NSCP) and the remainder through  donations raised by the Blackburn High Chaplaincy Committee (a committee made up of parents of current students at Blackburn).

NSCP aims to support the emotional wellbeing of students by providing pastoral care services and strategies that support the emotional wellbeing of the broader school community. At Blackburn High School we have a 40-year-long history of Chaplaincy and this has enabled us to further support and care for our students, staff and families.