This project was funded by the Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations under the National School Chaplaincy and Student Welfare Program.
At St. Albans East Primary School we have a Student Wellbeing Worker (SWW). The role of the SWW is to provide pastoral care to students and parents/guardians within the school.
Programs on offer during the year include:
SOCIAL SKILLS GROUPS
SEASONS (A peer support programs for grief and loss as a result of death, separation and divorce)
Support could be individual or group-based and may involve:
→ Support and basic counselling
→ Assistance with educational activities
→ Referral to other (appropriate) specialised support services and networking with the local community
Assistance can be provided regarding various issues, for example:
→ Bereavement (grief/loss)
→ Family issues
→ Substance abuse
→ Violence (assault/abuse)
→ Mental health difficulties (depression and anxiety
Please do not hesitate in approaching the SWW. You can either phone the school on (03) 9366 2071 or come to the office and ask to speak to the SWW.