Health & Wellbeing

Mildura Senior College provides individual support to students. The Wellbeing Centre is located in the Administration office. Wellbeing runs a range of programs and events throughout the year.

We can work with you to develop strategies and skills to help you to work on good mental and physical health habits.

We are focused on promoting overall good health including your physical and mental health. Our wellbeing team provides referral service and can assist you to link with local services and online supports. We have access to DET support staff this provides access to a range of allied health services and social and psychological support.

We also have partnership with our local medical clinic Tristar, where we have access to doctor and mental health clinician who consult on campus.

Our school is a Restorative School that values respectful relationships. We are equitable school that is inclusive and celebrates diversity.

Commencing at a new school can make you feel nervous and there are many things you can do to make your transition easier.

http://au.reachout.com/starting-at-a-new-school

The ReachOut.com is a website that provides you with fact sheet stories and forums to help you they have fact sheets.

How can we support you?

At times life can be difficult especially if you are having some personal or family problems and often having someone to listen can be helpful. We can also support you in sorting out any issues you may be having with friends, family, teachers or subjects.

How we work

Underpinning the way we work are a set of restorative values that guide the teaching and learning and the nurturing of relationships and support staff, students and the school community as a whole.

Privacy

We are confidential, which means that anything discussed with you will not be discussed with anyone without your permission.

Should you be in danger of harming yourself or someone else then we would need to inform a parent or guardian. This would be done with permission if possible.

Services

CanTeen

CanTeen (www.canteen.org.au), The Australian Organisation for Young People Living with cancer, is the national support organisation for young people living with cancer; including cancer patients, their brothers and sisters and young people with parents or primary carers with cancer. CanTeen helps young people cope with cancer in their family. Through CanTeen, they learn to explore and deal with their feelings about cancer, connect with other young people in the same boat and if they’ve been diagnosed themselves, CanTeen also provides specialist, youth-specific treatment teams. By feeling understood and supported, young people develop resilience and can rebuild the foundations that crumbled beneath them when cancer turned their life upside down. CanTeen works by having young people at the centre of everything they do.

Chances for Children

The Wellbeing Co-ordinator can help you access Chances for Children Funding via Mallee Family Care.
http://www.chancesforchildren.com.au/

This funding is focused on providing financial support and mentoring to recipients, who without help, may not have the opportunity to pursue their educational  goals or realise their talents in sports or the arts.

Zoe Support Program

http://www.zoesupport.com.au

Support Contacts

Contact Name Phone Number
Headspace 1800 650 890
Kids Help Line 1800 551 800
Lifeline 13 11 14
Youthbeyondblue 1300 224 636
Mildura Mental Health Services 5022 3500 or 1300 366 375

Resources

These sites include links to a range of useful after hours and health and wellbeing options.

Chances for Children Flyer
http://www.youthbeyondblue.com/
http://www.sane.org/
https://www.esafety.gov.au/
https://www.esafety.gov.au/education-resources/iparent
http://www.theline.org.au/

Apps for Wellbeing

App iOS Android
Smiling Mind
Meditation for young people
Link Link
Headspace
Guided Meditiation and Mindfulness
Link Link
ReachOut Worry Time
Helps manage anxiety and worry
Link Link
ReachOut Breathe
Helps reduce symptoms of stress and axiety
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Happify
Activities & games for stress and anxiety
Link Link
Checky
Monitors how many times you check your phone
Link Link
Couch-to-5k
Fitness trainer app
Link Link

Policies

Student Engagement and Wellbeing Policy