The Wellbeing team is available from 8.30 am – 4.30 pm week days until the last day of term – Friday 18 December. There are alternative services for after hours or when school is on summer break.
Bendigo community health services
Health, medical, counselling, sexual health, financial, alcohol and drug counselling services for young people and families.
Location: Kangaroo Flat, Central Bendigo, Eaglehawk and Elmore.
Phone: 03 5430 0500 Visit: www.bchs.com.au
Headspace Bendigo is a place you can go to for any issue 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.
Phone: 03 54 345 345
St Luke’s connect central 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 Street, Bendigo. Phone: 03 5434 3944
Tristar medical services
Dr Charu Banerji and Mental Health Nurse Cindy McKenzie, who have been onsite at BSSC throughout the year, are available to BSSC students during the holidays through Tristar Medical Group in Epsom. Cindy is also available at Eaglehawk Tristar clinic (Phone: 5446 7755). Epsom Clinic: Phone: 03 5448 5952
If you, or a loved one, is in need of urgent mental health assistance please call the Bendigo Regional Triage Service. This service operates 24 hours, seven days a week and acts as the single point of entry into mental health services. Phone: 1300 363 788
Lifeline and Kids Helpline
These helplines are free and confidential and offer counselling and telephone support.
Lifeline: Phone: 13 11 14
Kids Helpline: Phone: 1800 551 800
Provides online and telephone support and counselling to young people aged 12 to 25. eHeadspace can help 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.
Reachout.com and Headspace.org.au are highly recommended youth-specific websites giving tips, forums and stories on a wide range of issues faced by young people.