The College Counsellor supports the student wellbeing team and is available to students.

The Counsellors at St Brigid’s Catholic College are Susie Taylor and Natalie Ross. Susie and Natalie work with individual and small groups of students to process and develop the skills to resolve issues related to their wellbeing for learning. The school counselling service offers brief assessment and intervention, parent consultation and case management with external mental health providers. The College Counsellor supports the Leaders of Wellbeing to facilitate contemporary wellbeing programs for our students. Referrals can be made to the College Counsellor via a Leader of Wellbeing or by contacting the school office.

Where appropriate, families are referred to community agencies or the Family Liaison Officer – Rebecca Leahy and Family Services Advocate – Amanda Pilley for specialised family intake, referral, support, as well as family assessment and intervention.

Susie Taylor is available Tuesday – Friday.

Natalie Ross is available Monday.

Rebecca Leahy and Amanda Pilley are available Monday-Friday.

 

Links to external supports can be found below;

 

24 hour crisis support  

Lifeline  131114   

https://www.lifeline.org.au/ 

Kids Helpline  1800 55 1800  

https://kidshelpline.com.au/  

Mental Health Intake Line  1800 011 511  

The Suicide Call Back Service  1300 659 467  (Provides crisis counselling to people at risk of suicide, carers for someone who is suicidal and those bereaved by suicide.)  

Depression  

https://www.blackdoginstitute.org.au/ 

https://www.youthbeyondblue.com/  

Youth 

https://au.reachout.com/  

Anxiety    

https://www.youthbeyondblue.com/  

https://brave4you.psy.uq.edu.au/  

https://mindspot.org.au/about-anxiety 

Alcohol and Drug Support 

http://www.fds.org.au/  

https://adf.org.au/   

Eating Disorder / Body Image concerns 

Eating Disorders – Central Coast Local Health District – NSW Health 

http://feedyourinstinct.com.au/  

http://myrtleoakclinic.com.au/  

https://thebutterflyfoundation.org.au/support-for-australians-experiencing-eating-disorders/  

Family Support  

Uniting Burnside Reconnecting Adolescents and Parents (RAPT) Gosford 

Connect Kids (uniting.org)  

https://www.catholiccaredbb.org.au/family-youth-children/counselling/  

https://www.interrelate.org.au/programs/family-mental-health-support-service-(connect)  

Domestic Violence  

https://www.catholiccaredbb.org.au/family-youth-children/domestic-family-violence/  

http://www.domesticviolence.nsw.gov.au/  

http://www.community.nsw.gov.au/parents,-carers-and-families/domestic-and-family-violence/domestic-violence-line  

General Mental Health  

https://headspace.org.au/  

https://www.sane.org/  

https://eheadspace.org.au/  

https://wayahead.org.au/  

Youth Health – Central Coast Local Health District – NSW Health 

General Health  

Youth Health Clinics – Central Coast Local Health District – NSW Health 

Support for families of a person diagnosed with Mental Health  

http://www.copmi.net.au/  

http://www.ccarafmi.org.au/  

Accommodation 

http://www.housingpathways.nsw.gov.au/ways-we-can-help/are-you-homeless  

Job Search Sites  

https://www.seek.com.au/  

http://www.ccgt.com.au/ 

http://www.megt.com.au/jobs/  

Emergency food and clothing

St Vincent De Paul Wyong. Emergency food, clothing, furnishings and referral to housing. 

Monday to Friday 9am – 4pm   4353 5614 

Food vouchers San Remo Neighbourhood Centre 4390 7888 

Food vouchers/ frozen meals Toukley Neighbourhood Centre  4396 1555 

Apps  

Stop, Breathe and Think  

Headspace  

The Check In (if concerned for a friend)  

Breathe2Relax 

ReachOut Worry Time 

ReachOut Breathe  

Mind Shift (anxiety)  

Smiling Mind (Relaxation)  

Body Beautiful (Self-Esteem) – $1.49  

Pacifica (Stress, Anxiety and Depression)