wellbeing

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)
Nicles Bestel
Carley Linley
Jaime Rees
Melanie Tattersall
Eve Mills
Karen Hall

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. 7108-wellbeing@schools.vic.edu.au 

FOR STUDENTS

Beyond Blue Surviving School before, during and after COVID 19.

A guide to dealing with constant change due to COVID 19

5 steps to study success at home

7 tips to help with stress and anxiety

Tips to keep good mental health

FOR PARENTS

How to have a great conversation

Tips for supporting a teenager who is stressed

Surviving Year 12 (for parents)


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