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 counsellors also work closely with families to ensure maximum support for all students.

The role of the College counselling service is to support the emotional wellbeing and mental health of all students. The counsellors work in close collaboration with the Pastoral Care team and also make use of outside and community agencies if appropriate.

How to contact the service:

Often a parent/carer will initially speak to the Year Coordinator to discuss their concerns and the option of counselling.  However parents/carers can email natalie.dickson@sfx.act.edu.au and shandelle.steere@sfx.act.edu.au or call to discuss any confidential wellbeing 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 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

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