Your child’s mental health is as important as their physical health.
Schools strive to be safe, supportive and inclusive communities. They provide programs and opportunities to improve a student’s sense of belonging and their skills in understanding themselves and others, managing relationships and problem solving.
Every school has access to a school psychologist who is uniquely placed to respond to student wellbeing and mental health issues.
Many schools have whole school strategies in place. They also identify and support students who may be experiencing mental or emotional challenges. Support may include referral for a school psychologist or other in-school support and/or referral to another community agency.
You will be contacted if the school is concerned about your child’s mental and emotional wellbeing and you are welcome to talk to your teacher(s) or your principal anytime if you feel your child may need help.
Transitioning through school
Transitions may require a level of adjustment for you, your children and your family.