At Millicent High School we take very seriously the importance of the Wellbeing of our students. Student wellbeing and its development is an important factor in education. We know that learning outcomes for students are improved when they are healthy, feel safe and are happy.
Millicent High School endeavours to provide a learning environment that supports students to take positive action and responsibility for their own physical, social, emotional, moral and spiritual health.
Millicent High School has a Wellbeing Team to ensure our individual student’s wellbeing needs are being met.
Aim of the Wellbeing Team:
- Monitor and plan support of young people who have been identified as vulnerable.
- Plan delivery of evidence based Wellbeing programs to class groups.
- Plan and provide delivery of evidence based Wellbeing education to Educators.
- Monitor NEP’s and IEP’s.
Millicent High School has a Student Counsellor: Sandy Hamilton and a wellbeing teacher: Tamara Gould
Their roles are:
- Provide support and counselling to identified students, referred by themselves, teachers, parents/caregivers and other concerned individuals.
- Refer young people to support services and agencies.
- Provide support and training to teachers and SSO’s for ongoing professional development.
- Establish school links with professional networks, agencies and services.
- Providing wellbeing professional development.
- Part of our wellbeing team.
Another support person for students, who students can access directly, is our Pastoral Care Worker Nathan McDuff who works on a Wednesday and Thursday and provides a Chaplaincy Service. More information is available in ‘Our Pastoral Care Worker’.
Millicent High School provides a breakfast program in our school canteen every morning before homegroup for students who have missed breakfast for any reason before they left for school.
If parents/caregivers have concerns about their sons/daughters Wellbeing we encourage them to make contact with the school on 08 87332400. Front Office staff will then be able to refer onto the most appropriate staff member.
There is a wealth of information and support on the internet. Listed below are a few sites that we would recommend.
www.headspace.org.au, view their website in a new window phone: 8725 0443 - Youth focus
www.eheadspace.org.au, view their website in a new window phone: 8725 0443 - Chat online to counsellors
www.reachout.com, view their website in a new window - Youth focus
www.blackdoginstitute.org.au, view their website in a new window - Not youth focussed, although has a section particularly for young people
www.kidshelpline.com.au, view their website in a new window phone: 1800 551 800 - Youth focus
www.lifeline.org.au, view their website in a new window phone: 13 11 14 - Not youth focussed
www.sane.org, view their website in a new window - For all of the community, not youth focussed
www.beyondblue.org.au, view their website in a new window phone: 1300 224 636 - Support for anxiety and depression
www.somethinghauntingyou.com - "Survival kit" for stress, pressure and and goal setting for young people