The Wellbeing Team is comprised of:
- Wellbeing Advisors
- Youth Health Nurse
- Mental Health Nurse
- Visiting DET Social worker and Psychologist
How we can help
How can we help? Student life can sometimes be tough, especially if you have been sick or have had personal or family problems. Sometimes personal issues can get make it difficult for you to study or get on with life.
Usually just having someone to listen can help lighten the load or ease the situation. The Student Wellbeing Team can support and work with you to sort out the problem. We can also help work out any issues you may be having with friends, family or teachers/subjects. We can also put you in touch with community organisations specific to your needs as required.
All services provided by Student Wellbeing staff are voluntary, which means that students can choose whether they wish to attend a service and also have the choice to withdraw from a service.
Students can access wellbeing support by attending the Wellbeing Centre themselves, or can be referred by school staff, parents or other avenues.
The exam period can be a very stressful time for students. See our tips for managing your stress at each stage of the exam process: Stress management – exams
HeadtoHelp – Mental health support that’s right for you
Bendigo Community Health Services’ HeadtoHelp provides onsite support for those who need it, along with telehealth for anyone across the region.
Working closely with existing providers including GPs and hospitals, HeadtoHelp can refer people to more intensive mental health care or social supports if they need that level of help.
The focus of HeadtoHelp is to provide help for people who may be seeking mental health support for the first time in their lives.
You don’t not need a mental health care plan to access HeadtoHelp.
Anyone concerned about their mental health should call 1800 595 212 to talk to a health professional or connect to a service near them.
During the COVID-19 crisis there is much uncertainty for many students. For many of us, anxiety has become an unwelcome companion as we continue to navigate this difficult time. This tip sheet provides some guidance and tools to help you manage your anxiety and enhance your overall wellbeing during this time.
How to Build and Sustain Motivation
Wellbeing support during remote learning.
Financial support during the COVID-19 Crisis
You can contact Bendigo Family and Financial Services for free, confidential and non-judgmental support, including food parcels and interest-free loans. For more information click on the links below:
BFFS Emergency Food Relief flyer
No interest loans scheme
Our service is free and confidential, meaning anything discussed with us will not be discussed with anyone without your permission*.
*Should you be in danger of hurting yourself or someone else, your guardian must be informed for your own safety. This will be done with your knowledge where possible, as we are here to support you.
Feedback and Complaints procedures
We welcome feedback about the quality of our service. We also have a commitment to resolving any concerns about our service should this arise at any time. If you wish to make a complaint regarding the service you have received, you are encouraged to contact the BSSC Principal to discuss the issue and to enable your concerns to be addressed.
The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent the views of the Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.