Providers of Support

Students and families can be referred to a number of agencies to improve their wellbeing, mental health or circumstance. There are other organisations which can be self referred.

NBC Community Partnerships 2020

Headspace - https://bcyf.org.au

Headspace is a place where you can come and talk to friendly professional staff who are specifically trained to help young people, aged 12 – 25 who are going through a tough time. Headspace is available to provide support to students who required health and wellbeing support at school. For alternative options please see the link.

Drummond Street – https://www.ds.org.au

Drummond Street has provided a broad range of services to our school and community. From relationship counselling, family support, parenting support for new parents or newly separated to mental health programs for both children and parents also supporting the LGBTIQ community. “Promoting well-being for life”

Vic Police - https://www.police.vic.gov.au/youth

Our community is very well supported by the Victorian Police. Their youth programs are offered and available to our campuses. With the complexities of community need the work of Victorian Police is so much more than law enforcement. Our college is grateful for the contribution all of our community partners make to providing support to our students, staff and community. None more so than Victorian Police. See their webpage for the breadth of their community work.

Pinchapoo https://www.pinchapoo.org.au/who-we-help/school-support-program/

The pinchapoo school support program provides personal hygiene products and/or food to our families once per week. It’s a valuable program that makes a difference to those students who struggle with self confidence. “Once basic needs are met children can be happy healthy learners”

CatholicCarehttps://ccam.org.au

CatholicCare provides Refugee & Asylum Seeker support, Pastoral Services and Family and Relationship Courses. Our community benefits from School and Education Support and families can either make direct contact or speak to one of our campus Wellbeing Coordinators for further information. See the CatholicCare link for further information.

Other Useful Contacts

Needing to talk

Lifeline 13 11 14

Kids Helpline 1800 55 1800

Housing:

24/7 Housing Crisis 1800 825 955 www.housing.vic.gov.au

Financial Support:

Salvo Connect 5223 5400

Food Assistance:

Feed Geelong www.feedgeelong.org.au

OneCare Geelong www.onecaregeelong.org.au

Family Violence Support:

1800 Respect 1800 737 732 www.1800respect.org.au

The Orange Door 1800 312 820

Legal Advice:

Victoria Legal Aid: 1300 792 387 www.legalaid.vic.gov.au