Carrum Downs Secondary College

The Wellbeing Team

Carrum Downs Secondary College prides itself on providing quality wellbeing and learning support for our students through the Wellbeing Support Team. Located in the Wellbeing Support Centre, the Wellbeing Support Team contributes to the broader College goals of student engagement and academic success.

The Wellbeing Support Team offers the following services and programs:

  • Counselling
  • Group programs
  • Health education and promotion activities
  • Integration support
  • Early intervention programs
  • Engagement in school wide initiatives that support our students’ social emotional development and wellbeing

The Wellbeing Support Team is comprised of:

  • Wellbeing Support Coordinator
  • Counsellors
  • Adolescence Health School Nurse
  • Integration Aide Team

The Wellbeing Support Team highly value community-based support services and continually seeks new and exciting opportunities to engage students and families in lifelong learning. This includes collaboration and consultations with:

  • Frankston City Council Youth Services
  • The regional SSSO (Student Support Services Officers)
  • Headspace
  • ELMHS (Early in Life Mental Health Service)

To engage with the Wellbeing support services, please contact your House Leader to arrange a referral to the Wellbeing Support Team.

Child Safe Standards

The Victorian Government has announced new Child Safe Standards to further strengthen child safety across organisations, including schools. The new standards recognise the critical importance of families and the broader school community in maintaining and promoting child safety and wellbeing.

Carrum Downs Secondary College has reviewed and updated our child safety policies and procedures to ensure they meet the requirements of the new standards. Policies are available to view under the College Information tab.

We are committed to continuous improvement in our approach to child safety and wellbeing and welcome feedback from families and members of our school community on ways we can further strengthen our child safety policies, procedures and practices.

Doctors in Secondary Schools

Doctors in Secondary Schools is an initiative the Government has introduced in some schools to help with:

  • Making health care more accessible to students
  • Provide assistance to young people to identify and address any health problems
  • Reduce the pressure on working parents

Cost: Free
What to bring: Medicare number
Bookings: Via ‘Conferences’ on Compass, or via the wellbeing team

The Resilience Project

As a College we have a partnership with The Resilience Project which encourages students to focus on gratitude, empathy and mindfulness as a basis for increasing their resilience in every day life. Activities and learning to assist in mental health benefits will occur during class time and can be applied daily. The curriculum has been specifically designed to develop pro-social skills, careers and pathways understandings and personal wellbeing.

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