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
Kids Helpline 1800 55 1800
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.)
Alcohol and Drug Support
Eating Disorder / Body Image concerns
General Mental Health
Support for families of a person diagnosed with Mental Health
Job Search Sites
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
Stop, Breathe and Think
The Check In (if concerned for a friend)
ReachOut Worry Time
Mind Shift (anxiety)
Smiling Mind (Relaxation)
Body Beautiful (Self-Esteem) – $1.49
Pacifica (Stress, Anxiety and Depression)