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Counselling service

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.

How to contact the service:

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 counsellor@sfx.act.edu.au 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:

Other information and contacts

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 www.beyondblue.org.au 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 hwww.canberrahealthservices.act.gov.au

ACT Community Services www.communityservices.act.gov.au

Bullying support and advice www.bullyingnoway.gov.au


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Barnard Circuit
Florey ACT 2615
PO Box 3248 BC
Belconnen ACT 2617

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