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Wellbeing SpecialNeeds

At times students and families require additional support outside the college. Wellbeing staff work with our families to ensure services such as Youth Partnerships, Family Services, local GP’s and referrals to external services can be accommodated as soon as possible.

You Matter

The college encourages students and families to access the “You Matter” link on SIMON. Responses to the link are reviewed by Wellbeing team members, allowing students the opportunity to speak with a Wellbeing team member of their choice. As part of being human, sometimes we have ups and downs. This is a normal part of life and it may be beneficial to have a chat with someone.

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Health and Wellbeing

https://www.eheadspace.org.au/ - eheadspace online and telephone service supports young people and their families going through a tough time.

https://www.beyondblue.org.au/ - provides information and support to help everyone in Australia achieve their best possible mental health, whatever their age and wherever they live.

http://kidshealth.org/kid/ - If you're looking for information you can trust about kids and teens that's free of "doctor speak," KidsHealth is the right place.

https://www.kidshelpline.com.au/ - Kids Helpline is a good place to talk about anything. This includes what's going on at home, a friend who needs help, something bothering you at school, you're feeling sad or confused, or anything else you want!

Parent resources

http://raisingchildren.net.au/ - a complete parenting resource for all stages from pregnancy to newborns to teens. They offer research-based content on hundreds of topics for children and grown-ups.

http://www.earlychildhoodaustralia.org.au/parent-resources/ - Early Childhood Australia advocates for the best interests of young children. This site provides resources to assist with health, nutrition, transitioning in school and more.

https://www.kidsmatter.edu.au/families - KidsMatter is a website that helps families take care of all their mental health needs by focusing on creating positive school and early childhood communities, teaching children skills for good social and emotional development, and recognising and getting help for children with mental health problems.

http://www.vic.gov.au/education/early-childhood/parent-guardian-resources.html - Learn about financial assistance, the stages of early childhood, single parenting, counselling and intervention services.

https://www.esafety.gov.au - Parent Guide July 2016

Alcohol and safety at parties

http://theothertalk.org.au/hosting-a-teenage-party/ - Using the safe party planner can help when having the conversation with your child about how their party will be organised and run on the night.

http://www.drinkingnightmare.gov.au/internet/drinkingnightmare/publishing.nsf/Content/parents - Here you can find useful information about how to talk with your kids about drinking and alcohol.

http://www.drugfreeworld.org/drugfacts/alcohol/understanding-affects-on-body.html - The Foundation for a Drug-Free World is an organisation that empowers youth and adults with factual information about drugs so they can make informed decisions and live drug-free.

https://www.legalaid.vic.gov.au/find-legal-answers/criminal-offences/underage- drinking - laws and legislation regarding underage drinking in Victoria.

School work and assignments

https://yourtutor.com.au/connect/clients/campaspe-regional-library/authenticate - Need help with school work over the holidays, or just need some extra guidance on a topic? Sign into YourTutor with your Campaspe Library Card and work through it with a qualified tutor!

http://atarnotes.com/ - ATAR Notes has everything you need to achieve your best in Year 11 and 12. Enjoy free access to study notes, discussion forums and advice on how to work towards your SACs and exams.

http://www.howtostudy.org/ - Great tips for learning how you study best, ways to revise, and how to avoid anxiety before tests and exams.

https://bubbl.us/ - create free mind maps to help with brainstorming and subject revision.

Seeking help

https://www.legalaid.vic.gov.au/ - Victorian Legal Aid helps people with their legal problems. They focus on protecting the rights of Victorians and representing those who need it the most.