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 Worker)
- Carley Linley (Wellbeing Worker)
- 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.
Currently we are not running the breakfast and lunch clubs due to COVID 19 restrictions, however food is always available from the wellbeing office.
In this rapidly changing climate, support for students and families must evolve in order to keep up with the COVID 19 Pandemic situation therefore, the Wellbeing team is continuing to review and update provider information so we can share support services that are relevant and accessible for everyone.
There are a number of COVID specific links below for students and parents. Also below is a downloadable document ‘Delivering support services in new ways’ with relevant contact information. At the bottom of this page you will find a detailed list of resources and websites as well as link to our child safe page and local supports.
You can email the Wellbeing team directly using the below address at any time. firstname.lastname@example.org
Support for local Koorie families. FREE food corner program running every Tuesday from 5:30-6:30 (pick up 82 Bellfield Drive, Lysterfield) at the Adventist church.
Please contact Numa by text on 0407 578 738 – preferably before each Tuesday or on the morning of (just so they know how many to prepare food for). These details have been provided by Sharina Ladharam, Koorie Engagement Officer.
Resources & Websites
- Smiling mind
- Smiling Mind Thrive Inside
- Youth Beyond Blue
- Beyondblue (coronavirus specific support)
- 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.
- 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