Elisabeth Murdoch College

Wellbeing

Supporting the wellbeing of Elisabeth Murdoch College students, to strengthen engagement in their learning and development.

 

 Our College is totally committed to ensuring the health, safety and wellbeing of evey member of our school community.

Our aim is to build the knowledge and skills of our College community through a strategic whole school approach.  We intend to collaboratively support students to be active particpants in their wellbeing journey and become happy and resilient young people.  

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Resources for Parents

Parentline

Supports and nurtures positive, caring relationships between parents, children, teenagers and the significant other people who are important to the well-being of families. Visit the website for more information or call 13 22 89.

Raising Children Network

Is an Australian parenting website that provides comprehensive, practical child health and parenting information and activities covering children aged 0-15 years.

Family Relationships Online

The advice line complements the information and services offered by Family Relationship Centres. The website offers access to information about family relationship issues, ranging from building better relationships to dispute resolution. 

Lifeline 

Lifeline provides all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24-hour counselling support and suicide prevention services that can be accessed by calling 13 11 14 or on their website.

beyondblue

Is a national, independent, not-for-profit organisation working to address issues associated with depression, anxiety and related substance-use disorders in Australia. If you need help you can contact 1300 22 4636 or visit the website to seek support. 

Resources for Students

ReachOut

ReachOut is a leading youth mental health website. It provides practical tools and support to help young people get through everything from everyday issues to tough times. The website has factsheets, tools, apps, videos and forums.

Generation Next

Generation Next is a website that provides education and information about the prevention and managements of mental illness in youth. There are resources for young people, professionals and the community.

Youth beyondblue

Youth beyondblue provides information on a range of topics and issues that are relevant for young people. The website also allows young people to link in with free confidential counselling either by phoning 1300 22 4636 or webchat.

Headspace

Headspace is a national mental health service for young people. The website has a number of fact-sheet on a range of topics and helps young people link in with their local centre. There is also eheadspace which offers free confidential counselling via webchat or phoning 1800 650 890.

Kids Helpline- Teens

Kids Helpline has a section just for teens which offers information and counselling for people aged 13-25 years. The counselling is free and confidential and can be accessed by calling 1800 55 1800, emailing counsellor@kidshelpline.com.au or webchat.

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Music

eScape 

 Free Developed by Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre. This app allows you to create a mood map of your existing music library and select music to express and enhance your mood.  
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ReachOut

Breathe

 Free  Developed by ReachOut a leading online youth mental health service. This app can measure heart rate and helps guide deep breathing by touching the screen.
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Smiling

Mind

 Free  Developed by mental health professionals this app provides different meditations and mindfulness exercise for every age group. It also allows you to rate your mood and track your progress. 
 rowt  WorryTime  Free Developed by ReachOut this app allows you to set time aside to deal with worries so they don’t become intrusive. This is a great brain training exercise to keep stress and worries at bay.

For information about other apps that will boost your wellbeing visit ReachOut Toolbox

Get the Facts

headspace is a leading mental health service for young people. They have produced fact sheets and other resources designed for young people & their families. To access their many resources, visit Resource Library

Local Support Services

If you or a family member needs support, below are a couple of directories that may assist you to find the right service.

Child & Youth Services. Mornington Peninsula Child and Youth Directory helps families find information and service providers relevant to their needs.

Health Services. Health Engine helps you search for Doctors, Dentists, Psychologists, and many more health professionals in your local area.                    

Frankston Community Directory helps you search for informaiton and health, social and support services.

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Click here for more information about our collaborative Langwarrin Positive Education Network.

Click here for more information about Sonny, our therapy dog.

Click here more information about our Wellbeing team.

 

Please feel free to contact the Student Wellbeing Team on 9788 2600.