Our Student Wellbeing team comprises:
Gordon Smithson (Program Coordinator Student Health and Wellbeing),
Ashley Ng (School Psychologist),
Kirsty Easton (Chaplain),
Ian Broadbent (Chaplain), and
Brenda Stent (Student Support Officer).
In addition, Year Coordinators provide an essential pastoral care service through coordinating Home Room programs and providing counselling support to students.
Students may make appointments with our School Psychologist and Chaplain for confidential assistance with issues such as: academic stress, anxiety, bullying, depression, family violence, friendships, grief and loss, mental health, relationships, self-harm, self-care, self-image, sexuality and gender, sexual assault, sleep, and suicidal thinking.
The Student Support Officer assists fellow team members with student attendance issues.
The role of Year Coordinators includes supporting and monitoring the transition of new students to our school.
Other Forms of Support
Our Student Wellbeing team arranges and runs group programs, guest speaker programs, workshops and other activities that promote student wellbeing. These are delivered to all students through our Home Room and annual Orientation programs, as well as in more individualised small-group settings. Age-appropriate programs at Year level focus on the identified needs of young adolescents, such as resilience, cyber-bullying and online safety.
Support is also provided to Year 7 students by trained Transition Leaders from Years 8 and 9, and our Year 10 students are completing a leadership program to provide peer support and advice to our youngest students in the school grounds.
Many community agencies and support groups are available outside of school, including Headspace, Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Community Health Services, and private counselling services.
Suitable services can be identified through your GP, recommendations or searching the web. The local Headspace is often a good place to start, and they offer services for free or low cost. This link will help you find your nearest Headspace Centre.
Confidential services are also available via the services below, with many online resources available.
- Kids Helpline 1800 55 1800
- Lifeline WA 13 11 14
- Beyond Blue 1300 22 4636
- Headspace Armadale 08 9393 0300 / 1800 650 890
- Centre for Clinical Interventions 1300 555 788
- Head to Health
- Hey Sigmund
- Reachout Australia
- 1800Respect 1800 737 732