Student Care

At Toorak College, caring for the physical, emotional, mental and social wellbeing of our students is paramount. We equip students with practical strategies and skills to maintain positive mental and physical health and provide a safe and secure environment for every student.

Wellbeing

Our students are encouraged to:

  • Keep socially, mentally and physically active
  • Develop connectedness to school, family and community
  • Engage in activities with a greater meaning.

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Our social and emotional curriculum incorporates:

  • Positive psychology
  • Coping skills
  • Resiliency training
  • Student Leadership opportunities
  • Student recognition
  • Senior School participation in Tutorial Program, focusing on team building, communication and mindfulness.

Our team of qualified staff and teachers assist students with particular needs and work in partnership with parents to provide personalised programs of support. Clear and active communication structures also ensure issues and concerns are addressed in an appropriate and timely manner.

The wellbeing of our students is supported by the School’s:

  • Psychologist
  • Chaplain
  • Nurse
  • Coordinator of Wellbeing
  • Class Teacher and/or Tutor
  • Head of Year.

Wellness Centre

Our Wellness Centre, located in Joan Ansett Hall, includes Health Services, the School’s psychologists and a communal space for meeting. It is home to our School Nurse and is close to the Chapel, linking these important services.

The Wellness Centre provides a safe space for students to see their physical and mental health and wellbeing as interrelated and provide support to overall health management.

Opening Hours:
Monday to Thursday: 8:15am - 4:30pm
Friday: 8:15am - 4:00pm
Contact Health Services directly on 9788 7219.

School Nurse

Our qualified Registered Nurses have extensive experience working in schools and are available to attend to student illness, accidents and emergencies during term time.

School Psychologist

Our specialist School Psychologists provide individual counselling to assist with issues such as anxiety, stress, motivation, self esteem, social issues, family difficulties, mental health issues, learning problems and grief. Access to counselling is easy and discreet for students and helps them identify problems and develop effective coping mechanisms and strategies to rectify the situation.

School Chaplain

Our School Chaplain, provides confidential support and informal discussion groups in the warm and caring environment of the Chapel.

Confidentiality for Psychology Services

Individual Psychology sessions are available to Junior and Senior school students, with parental consent required for our junior students. Discussions with students are confidential. The exception to this is if a student’s health, or someone else’s, is at risk. At times, the School Psychologist may seek to involve parents or ask for information to be shared with teachers or other professionals for the benefit of the student. In these situations, consent for sharing information will be sought from students and parents.


Additional Support Services

Kids HelpLine

A free 24/7 anonymous telephone and online counselling service.

www.kidshelp.com.au
Ph: 1800 551 800
Lifeline
A generalist and crisis telephone counselling and referral service.
www.lifeline.org.au
Ph: 131 114
Headspace

A youth health service providing information and support.

www.headspace.org.au
ReachOut
A service specifically for young people.
www.reachout.com.au
Youth Beyond Blue
Where to get help if you have symptoms of anxiety and depression.
www.youthbeyondblue.com
Ph: 1300 224 636