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School counselling service

School Counsellors

A teacher may recommend the service by referring a student to the school’s learning and support team. As a parent or carer, you may refer your child directly to the school counselling service. Students can also self-refer to the service.

The school counselling service can:

  • support students who are worrying about school work, friends, getting in trouble at school or feeling down
  • help parents and carers make decisions about your child’s education
  • assess a student’s learning and behaviour
  • help teachers and students identify and address disabilities that may affect learning
  • liaise with other agencies regarding student wellbeing.

School counselling is confidential.

For more information about learning and support teams and the school counselling service, visit:

School Counsellors

School counsellors are available to help and support young people and their families in dealing with issues that are important to them.

What students tell the school counsellor is confidential except where the law has mandated otherwise, for example, where a young person is experiencing abuse or involved in illegal activity.

Many young people find it helpful to talk with a school counsellor about:

  • peer relationships

  • being suspended from school

  • family conflicts

  • teasing and bullying

  • getting into trouble

  • finding school work difficult

  • difficulty concentrating

  • sadness, anger, and other feelings

  • health issues

Talking things over with a counsellor can help you to think more clearly and find a solution.

Some links that you may find useful are:

Kids Helpline  1800 551 800  http://www.kidshelp.com.au

Lifeline   13 11 14   http://www.lifeline.org.au

Beyond Blue  1300 224 636  http://www.beyondblue.org.au  

Family Drug Support  1300 368 186 http://www.fds.org.au

Quit Smoking   131 848   http://www.quitnow.info.au

Sane Australia  1800 187 263  http://www.sane.org

 Headspace  http://www.headspace.org.au

 Reach Out  http://au.reachout.com

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