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Pastoral Care Report - November 15, 2018

author: Brad Murray

14 Nov

Pastoral Care Report - November 15, 2018

Keeping Safe: Information for Parents

As part of St Patrick’s College mission to create a safe and secure learning environment for our students, it is crucial that our broader community of parents are well-informed with the latest information and research available, so we can work as partners to keep our students safe.  This week’s focus is to highlight the resources from within the Keeping Safe curriculum.

The Keeping Safe curriculum has been built using a vast array of resources, such as official departments, bodies and organisations.  These resources cover many concepts such as reporting abuse, abuse-related trauma, bullying, cyber-safety, and wellbeing and positive psychology.

Positive Psychology and wellbeing resources within the curriculum include a range of models that are prominent in the teaching and delivery of positive education in schools and universities across the country.  Websites that may of be interest to parents for extra reading are:

Mind Tools: https://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/perma.htm

Success integrated: http://successintegrated.com/schools/positive-education

The Resilience Doughnut: https://www.theresiliencedoughnut.com.au/

Reach Out Online Resource: https://schools.au.reachout.com/articles/my-wellbeing-my-classroom-positive-psychology-resource

Furthermore, the curriculum provides students with a range of external providers who can be utilised for a range of wellbeing and mental health concerns:

1800Respect: 1800 737 732

  • National counselling helpline, information and support, 24/7.

Beyond Blue: infoline@beyondblue.org.au

  • The Beyond Blue info line provides information on depression, anxiety and related disorders, available treatments and referral to services, 24/7.

ReachOut: www.reachout.com

  • Reachout.com is Australia’s leading online youth mental health service, where students can get the help they need, where and when they need it.Every year, ReachOut.com helps hundreds of thousands of people under 25 tackle everything from finding motivation to getting through really tough times.

Youth Beyond Blue: 1300 224 636

  • Supporting young people when they are feeling depressed, stressed or anxious. It aims to empower young people aged 12-25, their friends and those who care for them to respond to depression and anxiety.

Kind regards

Mr Bradley Murray

Pastoral Care Coordinator