The Wellbeing Team is available between the hours of 8.30 am and 4.30 pm week days until the start of the school holidays on Tuesday 20 December. If students require wellbeing support after hours or during holidays, these contacts may be of use:
Headspace Bendigo is a place you can go to for any issue (large or small) that maybe worrying you. They provide support, information and assistance for young people aged 12 to 25 years who are going through a tough time.
78-80 Pall Mall Bendigo (directly opposite Law Courts). Phone 03 54 345 345
Opening hours Monday to Friday – 9 am to 5 pm
Anglicare Youth Services
Information and support to young people and families for personal issues, family conflict, at risk of homelessness, education and work issues.
Contact: 10 Mundy St, Bendigo. Phone: 03 5434 3944
Bendigo Community Health Services
Health, medical, counselling, sexual health, financial, alcohol and drug counselling services for young people and families.
Website: www.bchs.com.au Phone: 5430 0500
Tristar Medical Services.
Dr Charu Banerji and Mental Health Nurse Cindy McKenzie, who are onsite on Wednesdays at BSSC throughout the year, are also available to BSSC students through Tristar Medical Group Epsom. Cindy is also available at Eaglehawk Tristar clinic.
Epsom clinic: 71-73 Midland Highway Epsom, Phone: 5448 5952. Eaglehawk clinic: 5446 7755
Crisis Care -If you, or a loved one, is in need of urgent mental health assistance please call the Bendigo Regional Triage Service on 1300 363 788. This service operates 24 hours, 7 days a week and acts as the single point of entry into mental health services.
Other Services and WEBSITES:
Lifeline: 13 11 14
Kids Helpline: 1800 551 800 These helplines are free and confidential.
eHeadspace provides online and telephone support and counselling to young people aged 12 to 25. You might use eheadspace if you want to chat about what’s going on in your life or need advice or support. It is a confidential, free, anonymous, secure space where you can chat or email qualified youth mental health professionals. https://www.eheadspace.org.au/
Reachout.com and Headspace.org.au are highly recommended youth specific websites giving tips, forums and stories on wide range of issues teens face.