The Wellbeing Team

The Wellbeing Team at Elisabeth Murdoch College provides a professional service to students and their families which enhances the personal, social and educational development of students.

A school wellbeing team is often the first places many young people and families or carers turn to for help. School wellbeing teams provide a first line of response. An important role of our Wellbeing Team is also to identify when a student needs more specialist mental health care, and to make the appropriate referrals or ask for specialist advice or support.

  • Short term, solutions focused counselling
  • Referrals to external agencies and community support networks
  • Targeted small group programs
  • Referral to Department of Education specialists for psychological and educational assessment
  • Secondary consultation and professional development of staff
  • Support and advice for parents and families

These services complement a range of support options and student wellbeing initiatives provided within the College to cater for individual differences and needs.  Wellbeing support at the College is voluntary and based on best practice.


Referrals to Wellbeing can be requested by students, family or staff.  A Wellbeing Referral form must be completed and signed by the home group teacher, before being submitted to the Student Achievement Leader of the relevant sub school.  Referrals are then discussed during weekly secondary consultation meetings between sub school teams and Wellbeing, before being allocated to a Wellbeing staff member for follow up.  This process ensures a holistic team approach to support, and encourages open and regular communication.

DET resources for supporting your child
National 24/7 Crisis Services

Lifeline: 13 11 14 or

Suicide Call Back Service: 1300 659 467 or

Beyond Blue: 1300 224 636 or

Additional Youth Support Services

headspace: visit to find your nearest centre or call eheadspace on 1800 650 890
Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800 or
SANE Australia: 1800 187 263 or