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Student Wellbeing

"Thomas More College seeks to provide an educational environment which nurtures young people as they seek to understand their relationship with God, with themselves, with others and the world around them."

 

To this end the College recognises the needs of the young person as he or she develops in knowledge and skill, spiritually, aesthetically, physically, emotionally, socially and intellectually.

The community understands that these young people, as with all people, will require the support, challenge, love and forgiveness of the community and of themselves. The adults of the community provide positive modelling of the skills required to build the community and encourage young people to develop that self-esteem and responsibility which enable them to contribute to their own well-being as well as that of others.

Tools and Apps to Use at Home

REACHOUT have put together an extensive list of apps available to download on Apple and Android. You can even take a short quiz to see which app is best suited for you. We strongly recommend you check this out!
- To access this list click on the link https://au.reachout.com/tools-and-apps

CRISIS SUPPORT:


Kids Helpline Private and Confidential phone/online counselling service
Phone: 1800 55 1800 (available 24/7)
Online Chat: https://kidshelpline.com.au/get-help/webchat-counselling (available 24/7)
Website: https://kidshelpline.com.au/

Lifeline Provides crisis counselling and suicide prevention services
Phone: 13 11 14 (available 24/7)
Online Chat: https://www.lifeline.org.au/Get-Help/Online-Services/crisis-chat (available 6.30pm - 11.30pm, 7 days)

Suicide Call Back Service Online/phone counselling if you or someone you know is feeling suicidal
Phone: 1300 659 467 (available 24/7)
Online Chat: https://www.suicidecallbackservice.org.au/phone-and-online-counselling/ (available 24/7 for people aged 15 and over)
Website: https://www.suicidecallbackservice.org.au/

GENERAL COUNSELLING AND MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT


eHeadspace Confidential mental health and wellbeing support for young people aged 12 - 25 years
Phone: 1800 650 890 (8.30am 12.30 am, 7 days)
Online Chat: https://headspace.org.au/eheadspace/ (available 8.30am 12.30 am, 7 days)




 

Beyond Blue Online/phone mental health support
Phone: 1300 22 4636 (available 24/7)
Online Chat: https://online.beyondblue.org.au/#/chat/start  (available 2.30pm 11.30pm, 7 days)
Website: https://www.beyondblue.org.au/

Butterfly Foundation provides counselling ad information for people with eating disorders and bod image related issues:
Phone: 1800 33 4673 (available 7.30am 11.30pm, 7 days)
Website: https://thebutterflyfoundation.org.au/

 

ONLINE PROGRAMS:


The BRAVE Program
- Offers a free online program for the prevention and treatment of anxiety in Australian children and young people aged 817 years, and their parents
- To access this program click on the link https://brave4you.psy.uq.edu.au/register

MoodGym
- Is designed for ages 15-25, and helps you identify and overcome problem emotions and show how to develop good coping skills for the future.
- To access this program click on the link https://moodgym.com.au/

MyCompass
- Short modules providing coping strategies for various mental health issues. Students can learn new ways to deal with thoughts, feelings and behaviours that cause you trouble. You'll have a tool-kit of strategies to use when you need them.
- To access this program click on the link https://www.mycompass.org.au/

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