At the Millicent Community Learning Centre we recognise the importance of “Wellbeing”. As teachers and Case Managers we know that personal and learning outcomes improve for young people when they are healthy, feel safe and are happy.
The program works towards providing learning environments that supports students to take positive action and responsibility for their own physical, social, emotional, moral and spiritual health. Case Management is an integral part of assessing and responding to wellbeing needs.
Millicent Community Learning Centre has two Counsellors’, Sandy Hamilton and Sophie Bourchier.
Counsellors’ roles are:
- Provide support and counselling to identified students referred by themselves, case-manager’s, parent/caregivers and or other concerned individuals.
- Refer young people to support services and agencies.
- Provide support and training to case-managers for ongoing professional development.
- Connect the centre with professional networks, agencies and services.
- Continued professional development.
There is a wealth of information and support on the internet. Listed below are some sites that we would recommend.
www.headspace.org.au - Youth focus
www.eheadspace.org.au - Chat online to counsellors
www.reachout.com - Youth focus
www.blackdoginstitute.org.au - Not youth focussed, although has a section particularly for young people
www.kidshelpline.com.au - Youth focus
www.lifeline.org.au - Not youth focussed
www.sane.org - For all of the community, not youth focussed
www.beyondblue.org.au - Support for anxiety and depression