In this rapidly changing climate, support for students and families must evolve in order to keep up with the COVID 19 Pandemic situation. With this in mind, the Wellbeing team is continuing to review and update provider information so we can share support services that are relevant and accessible for everyone.
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 and mental health.
Students and families have access to a range of Lyndhurst Wellbeing staff, including:
- Nicles Bestel and Jaime Rees (Student Wellbeing Leaders)
- Eve Mills (Wellbeing Workers)
- Melanie Tattersall (Adolescent Health Nurse)
- Karen Hall (Chaplain/Counsellor)
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 mental health services, community support agencies and family support services.
We provide Breakfast Club on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings before school and Lunch Club on Tuesdays at lunch time. These are free for all students.
Where else 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)
- Safe Steps 1800 015 188
- 1800Respect 1800 737 732
- Smiling mind
- Smiling Mind Thrive Inside
- Youth Beyond Blue
- SANE Australia – information on mental illness and suicide prevention
- ReachOut.com – coronavirus support
- Salvo Care Line – crisis counselling service available throughout Australia.
- Living is for Everyone (LIFE) – information resources for individuals and organisations involved in suicide and self-harm prevention activities.
Below is a list of useful websites to offer students and parents some helpful and relevant information.
- beyondblue (coronavirus specific support)
- Human Services Customer Information
- Windermere community support service, Narre Warren
- Drug Information for Australia
- Better Health Channel, Victoria
- Parent Line telephone counselling for parents and carers in Victoria
- City of Casey home page
- Uniting Care Connections community support service
- Mental Health Foundation Australia Press release – Website