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Our Wellbeing Team

Learning & Wellbeing Service

Our Learning & Wellbeing Service comprises a team of professionals. These services are available onsite and aim to provide educational assessments and strategic short-term therapeutic interventions. Our focus is to enhance the overall wellbeing and academic potential of our students.

The Learning & Wellbeing services include:

  • Direct evidence-based therapeutic interventions with students

  • Case management for students already working with external agencies

  • Educational assessments

  • Social, emotional, and behavioural assessments/screeners as appropriate

  • Consultation with teachers, educational support staff, and College leadership

  • Consultation with parents/guardians

  • Implementation of College-wide wellbeing programs

The Learning & Wellbeing Service is voluntary and tailored to meet the specific needs and goals identified by each student. It's important to note that while our service can provide basic counselling, support, intervention, risk assessment, and case management, complex or specific issues may require referral to external professional services.

Changes to Parental Consent

We want to align with the Australian Psychological Society's guidelines, and as a result, students aged 12 years or above, who are deemed capable of providing informed consent, can now self-refer to the College Counsellors. While parental consent is not required for an initial session, we strongly encourage parental involvement and communication throughout the process.

Referral Process

For students in the Junior School, referrals can be made by speaking to the classroom teacher, who will complete a referral form. In the Senior School, students can self-refer via SEQTA, and parents can refer by speaking to their child's Head of House, who will complete a Senior School Referral form. We recommend completing the referral form with the young person's consent if they are 12 years or above.

Privacy and Confidentiality

At Trinity, safeguarding personal information is a fundamental concern. We adhere to the privacy standards outlined in the Education Act and relevant health legislation when obtaining or sharing sensitive information. Referrals made by College staff, students, or parents are discussed in fortnightly Learning & Wellbeing Meetings, involving the Counsellor, Stage Leaders, Heads of House, and Tutorial Centre staff. If there are concerns regarding learning, self-safety, or safety of others in the classroom, this information may also be shared with other staff members as needed.

Support from Heads of House

Our Heads of House are also available to assist students in various areas of pastoral care and support. They engage in discussions with children and young people on a wide range of topics, including depression, anxiety, grief, anger management, drug and alcohol issues, conflict resolution, self-concept, difficulties at home or at the College, and the transition from primary to secondary school.

External Support

In addition to our in-house services, there are various local support services available for students and families. Some important helpline numbers include:

  • Kids Helpline (24 hours): 1800 551 800

  • Suicide Call back (24 hours): 1300 659 467

  • Lifeline (24 hours): 131 114

  • Men’s Line (24 hours) - 1300 789 987

  • National Sexual Assault, Domestic Family Violence Counselling Service (24 hours) - 1800 737 732

  • Child Protection - 131 278

  • Nurse on Call (24 hours) - 1300 606 024

  • Urgent Housing (24 hours) - 1800 825 955