"Shine" a short video made by 2017 students.

Helpline numbers and links

Here are some contact numbers of a variety of health services throughout Geelong:
Hope Bereavement Care Geelong 4215 3358 
Headspace Geelong  5222 6690
Suicide Line 1300 651 251
Suicide Call Back Service  1300 659 467
Lifeline   131114
Grief Line  1300 845 745
Kids Helpline 1800 551 800
MensLine  1800 551 800
Beyond Blue  1300 224 636
Barwon Health Mental Health Triage *  1300 094 187
* This is a new Acute Intervention Service providing acute assessment and treatment. It commenced Monday 17 February and will be accepting referrals from Monday 2 March 2020

Online services
eheadspace Support via headspace.org.au

Some useful links:

Kids Helpline

Head Space

The links below provide advice on how to support and speak to young people about mental health and suicide: 
Headspace fact sheet – how to support a family member 
Headspace fact sheet – how to talk to your children about mental health  (this was part of a campaign aimed at dads and sons, but the information is still relevant) 
Headspace fact sheet - Suicide in schools information for parents
Headspace fact sheet - Information for Parents and Carers

At Sacred Heart College we are committed to creating an inclusive, engaging and mutually respectful environment where each student is:

  • Healthy, safe and valued
  • Engaged, supported and challenged

Our wellbeing practices aim to develop students who:

  • Are optimistic and resilient
  • Have a strong growth mindset
  • Are able to optimise their learning potential through understanding their own strengths

Our wellbeing practices are:

  • Underpinned by the principles of positive psychology
  • Designed to foster genuine partnerships with our parents/carers
  • Holistic, proactive and empirically based

Visible Wellbeing

Wellbeing at SHC is inspired by our Growth and Development Philosophy (see below) and underpinned by our Visible Wellbeing framework. Through this practice, we are working with Lea Waters to embed a culture of wellness for learning across the school and wider community.

Visible Wellbeing meaningfully combines the science of learning and the science of wellbeing to help communities embed evidence-based approaches for supporting wellbeing in a strengths-based manner within a school community. We are using the SEARCH framework, which focuses on strengths and promoting emotional regulation, awareness, relationship building, proactive coping skills and goal setting.

We are really excited about the way in which this program embeds wellness for learning throughout the school, including in all interactions, in curriculum and classrooms, and within the wider community. To get involved, students can engage with student leadership opportunities, speak to a relevant staff member, keep their eye on the Bulletin or start their own initiative! There are also regular excursions providing opportunities to grow their understanding. They can also get involved by seeing, hearing, and feeling wellbeing all around them and speaking to others about this! In terms of physical wellbeing, one way they can get involved is through PA40+.


Student Support Services

Student services at Sacred Heart College aim to enable students to achieve their best through providing them with the necessary support in their day-to-day learning environment.

Our support services comprise four key areas:

  • Mind: A Psychologist and Social Workers 
  • Body: A First Aid Officer
  • Soul: A College Pastoral Worker
  • Capacity: A Learning Diversity Team

Here are a number of articles and resources relevant to student wellbeing.

Student Support Services at Sacred Heart College Student Support Services at Sacred Heart College (370 KB)

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Difficult conversations with teenagers Difficult conversations with teenagers (144 KB)



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