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Wellbeing

The Wellbeing Team works to promote and maintain the health and wellbeing of students.

At Macleod College we aim for students to be healthy, safe and happy.

We do this by creating a caring, respectful and inclusive environment in which each student feels supported to achieve their best.

 

At times students may need extra support for their mental health and wellbeing. This may be due to a wide range of issues - from exam stress and friendship concerns, issues at home or in the community, through to mental health disorders. 

 

Our Wellbeing Team can provide professional and confidential support to individual students and their families. This includes individual counselling for wellbeing, group programs and workshops, as well as referral to a wide range of services. For mental health issues, such as depression and anxiety, students can be referred to internal or external services to get the help they need. 

 

The Wellbeing Space is located in the D block, Room D5. Students are advised to make an appointment if possible (email Claudia to arrange), but are always welcome to drop in. Our wellbeing space is warm and welcoming, offering students a place where they can discuss any issues which are of concern. 


Parents/Carers can contact the Wellbeing Team for a confidential discussion: 

Call Macleod College Reception on 9459 0222 and ask for Wellbeing or email nil@macleod.vic.edu.au (Claudia Nicolin).

 

Wellbeing Staff 

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Kasi Bird

Wellbeing & Inclusion Leader

Full Time

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Claudia Nicolin

Wellbeing Counsellor

Full time

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Kylie Stanley

Adolescent Health Nurse

Monday & Friday

Wellbeing Resources

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Ben Zanin

Disability Leader

Full Time

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Andrea Simpson

Mental Health Practitioner (by referral)

Tuesdays & Fridays 

Department of Education Services:

  • Department of Education Student Support Service (SSS) - Speech Therapy, Psychology, Social Work

  • Visiting Teacher Service 

  • Koori Engagement and Support Officers

  • LOOKOUT Education Support Centres - For students in Out of Home Care.

School wellbeing programs:

  • Breakfast Club offered every Tuesday and Thursday before school

  • Homework Club offered after school every Tuesday

  • Tuning in to Teens program (6 week Emotionally Intelligent Parenting program)

  • Fit to Drive

  • Road Smart

  • Optus Cyber Safety

  • Reach workshops 8-10

Days we Celebrate:

  • Take A Stand Anti-bullying

  • International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT)

  • Wear It Purple

  • RUOK? Day

  • Move It Macleod Week

  • Mental Health Week & Month

  • White Ribbon

  • Jump Rope For Heart

  • Harmony Day

Whole School Approaches:

  • Be You - https://beyou.edu.au/

  • SAFEMinds

  • Respectful Relationships

  • Rock and Water Transition Program

  • Optus Digital Thumbprint Cyber Safety Program

 

Positive Education

 

What is Positive Education? 

Positive Education is based on the science of Positive Psychology which, through a focus on strengths and virtues, enables individuals, communities and organisations to flourish. 

Positive Education is supported by brain science that proves we can learn to be more optimistic and by doing so, experience greater levels of happiness, engagement and purpose in life. 

 

What does it look like? 

In 2016 Positive Education was formally introduced into the Year 7 to 10 Program, with the students participating in one 60-minute class a fortnight. During this time, students learn and practice skills that enable them to: 

  • be mindful 

  • build positive relationships 

  • experience more positive emotions 

  • enhance personal resilience and wellbeing 

 

Aspects of Positive Education have also been incorporated into our Primary and VCE Programs through a daily focus on: 

  • building on character strengths 

  • practicing mindfulness 

  • developing a growth mindset 

  • expressing gratitude 

 

Why Positive Education? 

At Macleod College we are committed to developing the whole person: academically, socially and emotionally. We believe Positive Education gives us the necessary tools to do just that. 

Research shows that individuals who practice the skills taught in Positive Education increase their academic performance as well as overall happiness and life satisfaction. 

We see Positive Education as more than just a program at We see Positive Education as more than just a program at Macleod College. It is an evidence- based approach to life and learning that empowers individuals and   communities to be the best they can be.

Out of hours support:


Emergency: Police/Fire/Ambulance - Call 000

Crisis Help:

Counselling Services:

 

Other services:

  • Orange Door (family violence and child wellbeing concerns) www.orangedoor.vic.gov.au phone: 1800 319 355

  • Child Protection Crisis Line phone: 13 12 78

  • Heidelberg Police Station phone:  9450 8000

  • Greensborough Police Station phone:  9435 1044

  • Nurse On Call phone: 1300 60 60 24

  • Parentline phone: 13 22 89

 

Days we celebrate
Out of hours support
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