Student Health & Wellbeing

PASTORAL CARE WORKER

At Valley View Secondary School we are fortunate enough to have Pastoral Care worker Nathan Hale. Nathan is from the Schools Ministry Group, as part of the South Australian Department for Education’s, National Schools Chaplaincy Program. Nathan offers ongoing pastoral and practical support through Chaplaincy, Education and Wellbeing to students and their families, especially in times of need.

My role involves supporting all areas of the school community and getting to know students, so that when their life turns upside down they have another person to talk too. Sometimes we find that students don’t want to talk to parents or teachers and want someone else to talk too and that’s where my role is crucial” Nathan Hale

Nathan has over 5 years’ experience and a Diploma in Youth Work.

Please contact Nathan directly on Nathan.Hale91@schools.sa.edu.au

GROW WELLBEING

At Valley View Secondary School we recognize that the Mental Health and Wellbeing needs of Australian School students are complex and multi-faceted. Along with our own Mental Health and Wellbeing programs and support services we have teamed up with GROW WELLBEING to provide a pro-active and community-based approach to enhancing Wellbeing. Grow Wellbeing are able to provide a mobile; In-home and community based mental health support service through a team of expert Health professionals including Social Workers, Psychologists, Clinical Psychologists, Occupational Therapist and consulting GP’s.

Currently working with us at Valley View Secondary School we have Accredited Mental Health Social Worker Simon Humphries.

Simon can be contacted directly on simonh@growwellbeing.com or 0403 354 694

The GROW WELLBEING website is https://www.growwellbeing.com/ and referrals can be made via the link or through contacting Simon or a Wellbeing staff member at school.

OUR SOCIAL VENTURE PARTNERSHIPS

  • UNITING SA’s URBAN YOUTH PROGRAM and ABORIGINAL LEARNERS WELLBEING PROGRAM
    • A program for our region ensuring young people are heard and supported to assist them to confront life’s challenges with interactive group-based programs, case management services, onsite and outreach support around metropolitan Adelaide.Contact directly on 1800 714 051, weekdays from 9am – 5pm
  • UNITING COMMUNITIES RECONNECT FAMILY COUNSELLING
    • People are at the heart of all we do. We will work alongside South Australians as they strive for a bright future and great lives, supporting them to overcome adversity and disadvantage. We will do this in a way that is non-judgemental, generous and supportive; that embraces diversity; and that values and promotes fairness, justice and the benefits of strong communities.Contact directly on 1800 615 677 or via the website https://www.unitingcommunities.org/
  • UNITING CARE WESLEY BOWDEN, ACTIVE8 MENTAL HEALTH and WELLBEING and COUNSELLING
    • UCWB has been providing individual and community support services for over 160 years. During this time we’ve earned a reputation for being friendly, respectful and reliable. We understand that trust is earned when actions meet words and build authentic relationships based on compassion and respect towards every individual and their circumstance. UCWB are committed to listening, understanding and responding with a tailored one-on-one approach, so our customers and their families are met with a reliable, friendly face and the personalised care they deserve.Contact directly on 8245 7100 or go to the website https://ucwb.org.au
  • YACSA
    • The Youth Affairs Council of South Australia (YACSA) is the peak body in South Australia that represents the interests of young people. Their aim is to encourage young people, and those working with them and for them, to achieve meaningful improvements in the quality of young people’s lives. YACSA is working closely with the school’s student voice team and the Department for Educations’ Engagement and Wellbeing team around the implantation of the Bullying Prevention Strategy at our site.  The YACSA website can be found at this link.

 

HELPFUL WEBSITES

 

IN AN EMERGENCY

  • Police, Fire, Ambulance: 000
  • Police attendance: 131 444
  • Domestic Violence Helpline: 1800 800 098
  • Poisons Information Line: 13 11 26
  • Lifeline crisis support: 13 11 14
  • Suicide Call Back Service for people at risk of suicide, and their carers: 1300 659 467