Being a young person can be tough sometimes. Relationships, stress, and emotional and physical health can all impact on how students feel and perform.
The CSC Wellbeing Team leads a College wide focus on supporting students to learn about and develop their physical, social and emotional health. Comprising of a leading teacher, two guidance counsellors, a nurse and student wellbeing worker, the team provides individual support, as well as support through programs and events or links to community supports.
Students can access wellbeing support by making an appointment directly with a team member themselves, or can be referred by their mentor teacher, staff, parents or carers. The Wellbeing Team helps students to work out what’s going on by listening to them, coming up with a solution together, or linking students in with supports in our community.
Wellbeing at CSC is made up of a number of levels of support including:
- Mentor program;
- Extended mentor program;
- Wellbeing days; and
- Health promotion activities eg ‘Mental Health Week’.
Targeted supports include:
- Individual Learning Plans (ILPs);
- Teen Mental Health First Aid program for Year 8s and Year 11s;
- Flexible Learning Options (FLO) program;
- Girls Group, Boys Group;
- Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) games group program; and
- Emotional regulation programs.
Referral to visiting services including
- Anglicare Reconnect program;
- Youth Support and Advocacy Service (YSAS);
- GP in School program;
- Visiting Psychologist;
- Student Support Services (SSS); and
- Community Based Mentors.
Referral to external supports such as:
- Counselling services (Castlemaine & District Community Health);
- Specialist mental health services (CAMHS, Headspace); and
- Mount Alexander Family Services.
CSC, families and many organisations in our great community are continuing to develop links so that we meet each other’s mutual goals. Our partnerships have continued to strengthen our children’s wellbeing and learning and also support our community’s development. Our students can access health and social services through the GP and Psychologist in Schools Program.
CSC is a member of very active and vibrant community groups such as Mount Alexander Shire Youth Network which has seen the continuation of the Youth Action Group, young people working together to create opportunity within their own shire.
CSC and the broader community connections have continued to focus on the wellbeing and learning, better targeting health and social services needs for our children, develop student leadership and voice in both CSC and in the community and support general community development initiatives.
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