The College has been made aware that a story was shown on 60 Minutes on Channel 9 last weekend, which may raise concerns in our school community. The story recounts the tragic death of a young person. Learning about this story may re-ignite fears and heighten vulnerability for young people and their families. If you’ve viewed this story or have learnt about it from others, it is really important to demonstrate self-care and check-in with your family and friends. A document with support service information and strategies to support the young people in your family attached to this newsletter, which have been supplied by Headspace, which is a mental health service for young people 12-25 years. Additional articles are on the College Website, under the News tab.
Our local Headspace is based in Lonsdale St, Dandenong. Phone 1800 367 968.
So What Can We Do To Support Ourselves, Family And Friends?
Simply be aware of how you and those around you are travelling and don’t be afraid to ask if they are ok. If you are aware that you or a loved one may be struggling ensure appropriate supports are in place (personal and professional).
Immediate Assistance – 24 Hours A Day, 7 Days Per Week
Life line – 13 11 14 or visit www.lifeline.org.au
Kids Helpline – 1800 55 1800 or visit www.kidshelp.com.au.
Southern Health – ELMHS Psychiatric Triage Service– 1300 369 012.
Ambulance, Police or Fire – 000 or 112 (some mobile networks).
Other Help And Support
Beyond Blue information line – 1300 22 4636 – for anyone wanting information on depression, anxiety and related drug and alcohol problems.
eheadspace – a new service for young people aged 12-25 years providing help from a trained professional either by phone 1800 650 890 (9.00am to 1.00am), live on-line chat or email at www.eheadspace.org.au (7 days per week, 9.00am to 1.00am).
Headspace – helping young people through a tough time at www.headspace.org.au.
ReachOut.com – Australia’s leading youth mental health service at http://au.reachout.com.
Parentline – 132289.
Gleneagles Secondary College has a range of wellbeing supports available. Students can contact a member of the Wellbeing Team for help and families are also welcome to contact the school to discuss wellbeing support.
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