At Lyndhurst Secondary College, we pride ourselves on our proactive approach to developing a safe and supportive learning environment for all our students. We understand that students and families can face challenges at times and we are here to offer support and information on services that will assist, particularly on those issues affecting a student’s academic or social development.

Students and families have access to a range of Lyndhurst Wellbeing staff, including:

  • Nicles Bestel and Jaime Rees (Student Wellbeing Leaders)
  • Eve Mills (College Chaplain)
  • Melanie Pagano (Adolescent Health Nurse).

“We are pleased to welcome Gloria Simiyu to our school. Gloria will be on placement in our wellbeing team on Wednesdays and Fridays until the end of the year. She will observe and participate in some wellbeing sessions with students. She is required to maintain confidentiality at all times during her placement. Please see Nic Bestel or Jaime Rees (Wellbeing Leaders) if you would like more information.”

Our Lyndhurst Wellbeing staff are available to discuss and give advice on personal issues, financial difficulties (i.e. purchasing uniform, books etc.) and can provide referrals to community agencies.

Where to get help

  • Lifeline: 13 11 14 (cost of a local call, 24 hours)
  • Kids Help Line: 1800 55 1800 (free call from a land line, 24 hours)
  • Suicide Call Back Service: 1300 659 467 (free call support service for people at risk of suicide, their carers and those bereaved by suicide)
  • Headspace: 1800 367 968
  • Salvo Care Line (Salvation Army): 1300 36 36 22
  • SANE Helpline: 1800 18 SANE (7263)
  • Parent Line: 13 22 89
  • Suicide Prevention Foundation (24/7): 1800 HOLDON (1800 465 366)


Useful Websites

Below is a list of useful websites to offer students and parents some helpful and relevant information.

Child Safe Information