Counselling services are provided by CatholicCare, with two qualified counsellors being placed at the College. Students may self-refer to the counselling service, or they may be referred by pastoral leaders, teachers, Year Coordinators or by parents. The role of the College counselling service is to support the emotional well-being and mental health of all students. The counsellors are able to work in close collaboration with the Pastoral Care team and also make use of outside and community agencies if appropriate.
There is generally a two-week wait period to access services and the aim is to provide short-term support of up to six sessions.
The counsellors also work closely with families to ensure maximum support for all students. Parents/carers of students who are under 14 will be contacted to obtain consent for counselling and students over 14 can speak with a counsellor without their parent permission. All Parent/carers will be contacted if we are concerned about the safety of their child.
Often a student or their parent/carer will initially speak to the Year Coordinator to discuss their concerns and the option of counselling. However, students and their parents/carers can also directly email firstname.lastname@example.org or call to discuss any confidential well-being concerns or make an online referral at https://catholiccare.force.com/housing/s/school-referral-form
You can also scan this QR code:
Lifeline www.act.lifeline.org.au or 13 11 14
Kids Helpline www.kidshelp.com.au or 1800 55 1800
Reach Out www.reachout.com
Beyond Blue beyondblue.com or 1300 22 4636
Headspace www.heasdspace.org.au or 1800 650 890
Mensline mensline.org.au 1300 78 99 78
Suicide Call Back www.suicidecallbackservice.org.au or 1300 659 467
ACT Health health.act.gov.au/c/health
ACT Community Services www.communityservices.act.gov.au
Bullying support and advice bullyingnoway.gov.au