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Health and wellbeing

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Model from the Department of Education's Student Learning and Wellbeing Framework.

 

Queensland Children’s Hospital School has a strong commitment to the successful learning and wellbeing for all our students. We believe that wellbeing is the resilience to navigate the normal stresses of life and this comes from understanding oneself including your character strengths, having strong connections and sense of belonging. Wellbeing is vital for students to reach their full potential allowing them to become a positive, productive, contributing and resilient member of the community.

Our staff actively strive to create a learning environment where students are resilient, feel safe, respected and connected to our school. We recognise the importance of the positive relationships between families, school, health teams and base schools.

A list of links to those agencies who can support our students and their parents are provided below.

The agency links are provided for personal support, family support and for assistance with career decisions. They should not be used in replacement of direct clinical/professional advice. We hope you find this resource valuable.

 


Information and toolkits to support families and young people during the COVID-19 pandemic:


Headspace: tips to get back into life during COVID-19 

Emerging Minds: Supporting Children’s Mental Health During a Pandemic Toolkit

Beyond Blue: Coronavirus Mental Wellbeing Support Service

 


Student health, safety and wellbeing

 

Department of Education: Supporting students’ wellbeing and mental health

 


Mental health support





eHeadspace provides free online and telephone support and counselling to young people aged 12 to 25, and their families and friends. 






Kids Helpline  a free, private and confidential 24/7 phone and online counselling service for young people aged 5 to 25.







Bullying No Way provides information and ideas for students, parents and teachers and contact details for helplines.




Black Dog Institute provides support and resources for mental health conditions.

 







Beyond Blue - provides mental health information and support.



Smiling Mind – online resources for mindfulness, and a mindfulness and meditation app. 



Child and Youth Mental Health Services (QLD) specialises in helping infants, children and young people up to the age of 18 years who have complex mental health needs. They provide community and hospital based services, outreach and telepsychiatry programs, early intervention, forensic and other specialty services.



Student support


 





Kids Helpline  a free, private and confidential 24/7 phone and online counselling service for young people aged 5 to 25.









Act for Kids information about child abuse and neglect, including identifying how to identify warning signs. Provides information about what to do if you have concerns. 



Bravehearts support, advocacy and education about child protection.




Lifeline information and support, including a free, 24-hour telephone crisis support service.









Reach Out  information, support and resources about mental health issues.

 








Youth Beyond Blue – information, resources and support for young people dealing with depression and/or anxiety.









Student Wellbeing Hub — information and resources for students about online safety, bullying, and other issues.



Parent support

 


Parentline provides free counselling and support for parents and carers





Raising Children Network – provides a range of online parenting resources.



Mission Australia – provides a service directory for mental health support and family support needs.





Family and Child Connect – provides connections to local services for a range of issues, over the phone. 




Student Wellbeing Hub provides information and advice for parents about topics like bullying, online safety, communicating with your child and the school. 



Triple P (Positive Parenting Program) - a free program available to all Queensland parents and carers of children up to 16 years of age, offering a toolkit of strategies for parenting. 



Disability support

 

NDIS contacts and information about the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

 




Tertiary pathways support

 


MyFuture provides career information. 





QTAC the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre provides a centralised tertiary study application system and publishes entry requirements and course information for prospective applicants.



TAFE QLD provides courses and career information.




Study Assist – provides information for students about government assistance for financing tertiary study.

 



My Skills – allows users to search and compare VET courses and training providers.




QCAA provides information about QCE, QCIA, ATARs and Ops.

 




National 24/7 crisis services



Lifeline  free, 24-hour phone crisis support service.

13 11 14




Beyond Blue Support Service  free online and phone support.

1300 224 636 




Mensline Australia free phone and online counselling.

1300 78 99 78


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Last reviewed 21 July 2020
Last updated 21 July 2020