Providing Support

The Wellbeing team are here to provide personalised support, enabling students to reach their full potential at Alkira and beyond. We proactively work to empower young people to achieve success, resilience, independence and sense of belonging.

The Wellbeing Team is committed to building a secure learning environment where all students feel culturally, emotionally and physically safe. Whilst, reflecting the school values of Respect, Integrity, Care and Excellence.

The Wellbeing Space offers a safe and inviting environment for students to seek help and access support services. The Wellbeing Space is aligned with the Department of Education’s approach to improving student outcomes by using a ‘student centered’ approach and improving accessibility, by bringing services within the gates of the school.

Roles & Responsibilities in Wellbeing

The Wellbeing team use a preventative, holistic and strengths-based approach to supporting the development of our students. The team is made up of a multidisciplinary team, and are experience in a range of areas, and are passionate about helping students navigate their way through the various social and emotional challenges they may face. Below is a summary of what the team offers, and can support with

 

Cindy

Cindy

Mental Health Practitioner

• Year 11 – 12
• Lamana (Pasifika Groups)
• Alphabet Soup Student group
• LGBTQI
• Safety Plans
• Support Plans
• Self-Harm Prevention
• Mad-4-Art
• Fun Fridays
• Empower Girls
• Myuna Farm
• Operation New Start
• Foundation House
• Body Positivity
• Support plans
• 1:1 Counselling
• 360 Bus
• Cultural Diversity

Mel

Mel

Positive Behaviour Practitioner

• Alphabet Soup
• Positive Behaviour Support Plans
• Functional Assessment Interviews
• Functional Assessment Screening
• Functional Behaviour Assessments
• Indirect Assessments
• Descriptive Assessments
• Going for Gold
• Lego Therapy
• Support Plans
• 1:1 Counselling
• Cultural Diversity

 

 

 

Lisa

Lisa

Wellbeing Admin

• Resource allocation
• Compass post Management
• Triage
• Diary Management
• Room bookings
• Student Support Services
• Transition
• MOU – Memorandum of Understanding (External Engagement Programs)
• Student Files

 

 

 

 

 

Michelle

Michelle

Youth Worker

• Year 7 – 8
• Respectful Relationships
• Self-Harm Prevention
• Anxiety
• Friendships
• Support Plans
• 1:1 Counselling
• Cultural Diversity
• Transition

Simone

Simone

Youth Worker

• Year 9 – 10
• Martial Arts Program
• Study Anxiety
• Morning Wellbeing Club
• Lunchtime Club
• Garden Club
• Support Plans
• 1:1 Counselling
• Cultural Diversity

Kerry

Kerry

PCL Wellbeing Officer

• PCL Cards
• De-escalation
• Attendance
• Welfare / food
• Welfare / Uniform
• State School Relief

 

 

REFERRAL TO THE WELLBEING TEAM

  • Students can self-refer to the Wellbeing Team by visiting the Wellbeing Space in Orange Building Staff Room 2.
  • Principals, teachers and support staff can arrange for a referral to the Wellbeing Team if they have concerns about a student’s wellbeing.
  • Parents can also request an appointment for their child with the Wellbeing Team by contacting the team via phone or email.
  • In some instances, a student may be referred to an external support service. We also respect the fact that some students and parents may prefer to seek professional support independent from the school setting. In such cases, the Wellbeing Team values working collaboratively with external services. In all cases, we encourage parents to communicate with the school if there is a significant issue affecting their child’s health or wellbeing.

Wellbeing Partnerships

The college embeds a team around the learner approach to best support our students, and to achieve this, the Wellbeing Team works in partnership with a number of youth specific community clinicians:

  • Foundation House Clinicians
  • CMY clinicians
  • Student Support Service Officers (SSSO): Student support services comprise a broad range of professionals including psychologists, speech pathologists and social workers. They work as part of an integrated health and wellbeing team within networks of schools, focusing on providing group-based and individual support, workforce capacity building and the provision of specialised services.

Should you require support from these clinicians, you are more than welcome to contact a member of the Wellbeing Team to help organise this support.

 

24 HOUR EMERGENCY SUPPORT

Emergency Services Ambulance, police, fire 000
Child Protection Southern region intake (Mon – Fri: 9am – 5pm)

After hours intake

1300 655 795

131 278

Psychiatric Triage Service All ages mental health consultation and support 1300 369 012
1800 RESPECT Family violence information and support 1800 737 732
Suicide Call Back Service Phone and online counselling for those affected by suicide 1300 659 467
Lifeline Crisis counselling and support specialising in suicide prevention 13 11 14
Beyond Blue Information and support for mental health challenges 1300 224 636
Kids Helpline Counselling and support for young people aged 5 – 25 1800 551 800
Direct Line Drug and alcohol information 1800 888 236
Gambler’s Help Line Counselling and support for gamblers and their family 1800 858 858
Grief Line Counselling and support for bereavement (24/7 as of Sept 2020) 1300 845 745
Safe Steps Family violence response service 1800 015 188
Sexual Assault Crisis Line Crisis response, support for sexual assault – also staffed by SECASA 1800 806 292

 

COMMUNITY CONTACTS

Cranbourne Information & Support Services Provides wide range of community information and supports 5996 3333
Cranbourne Health Service 5990 6789
City of Casey Youth Counselling & Support Service Support for 10 – 25 year old’s, and their families or carers

Adolescents can text the mobile number for intake

9792 7279

0417 347 909

CMY – Centre for Multicultural Youth Programs and supports for refugee and migrant young people 8594 1561
Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement Support and counselling for those bereaved through any cause 9265 2100
Better Place Australia Family law information, counselling and mediation 8781 9111
Djirra Aboriginal Family Violence Legal Service Support to Aboriginal people experiencing family violence

Mon – Fri: 9am – 5pm

1800 105 303
Family Life / Shine Family support services working with vulnerable communities

Programs / support available in multiple languages

8599 5344
Foundation House Services to people who have experienced

torture or trauma in their country of origin

8788 3333
Headspace Youth (12 – 25 year old) physical, sexual, mental health supports 1800 367 968
Relationships Australia Relationship support for individuals and families to achieve respect 1300 364 277
Salvation Army Support including crisis, material aid, information and referral 9794 9533
SMRC – Southern Migrant & Refugee Centre Provides essential services to refugees and migrants 9767 1900
South East Community Links Practical support services to manage difficulties and build skills 9791 8344
Springvale Monash Legal Service Free and confidential legal services across the south-east 9545 7400
Uniting (ChildFIRST) Support services and programs for all marginalised populations 9704 8377
WAYSS Housing support and crisis accommodation 9703 0044
Windermere Family support: counselling, housing, parenting programs 1300 946 337
Butterfly National Helpline Support around disordered eating or body image issues

Mon – Sun: 8am – 12am

1800 334 673
Carer Gateway Support for non-parental primary carers

Mon – Fri: 8am – 5pm

1800 422 737
DrugInfo Alcohol & Drug Foundation provides information on substances

Mon – Fri: 9am – 5pm

1300 858 584
eHeadspace Phone, email, webchat counselling for adolescents

Mon – Sun: 9am – 1am

1800 650 890
Family Relationship Advice Line Support for families, including through separation

Mon – Fri: 8am – 8pm & Sat: 10am – 4pm

1800 050 321
Mind Australia Carer Helpline Support for family, friends and carers of people with mental illness

Mon – Fri: 9am – 5pm

1300 554 660
Parent Line Support for parents and carers of children and adolescents

Mon – Sun: 8am – 12am

13 22 89

 

QLife Support for LGBTQ+ sexuality, gender, identity and relationships

Mon – Sun: 3pm – 12am

1800 184 527
SANE Australia Support for adults with trauma or complex mental health issues

Mon – Fri: 10am – 10pm

1800 187 263

 

WIRE Women’s support for issues: financial, housing, relationship, legal

Mon – Fri: 9am – 5pm

1300 134 130

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RESOURCES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

For students in our college community their wellbeing is our priority, therefore the Wellbeing team has collated a list of quick links to youth resources and support pages, please see the following:

ACCESS TO RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES

Today’s families face a multitude of modern-day challenge in raising happy, well and resilient young people. Therefore, the Wellbeing Team have collated the following resources

CHILD SAFETY

The College takes seriously its commitment to child safety. For further information see the Child Safety Policy and Code of Conduct