Sturt Public School

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Telephone02 6922 5087

Emailsturt-p.school@det.nsw.edu.au

At Sturt Public School it is our desire that children shall do well. We provide an environment where children experience happiness and success, both educationally and socially. Promoting health and supporting student health care needs.

Sturt Public School Information for Term 2 

Couselling and support for students and families during COVID- 19 pandemic.

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The COVID-19 outbreak may generate a range of impacts on our community and individuals mental health and wellbeing.

This may include preoccupation with specific details related to COVID-19 in addition to increased anxiety, stress or worry within individual families and communities.

The impact of COVID-19 on mental health and wellbeing may also extend to those who experience quarantine or self-isolation.

To support  our school community during this period we have composed a list of possible support networks our students and their families can access. 

The Kids Helpline is a 24/7 confidential support and counselling service specifically for young people aged 5 to 25 years. Kids can contact the service about a wide range of issues, from everyday issues such as family, friends or school, to more serious issues such as abuse, mental illness, drug and alcohol use, homelessness and suicide. Counselling can be provided online, via email or over the telephone. 

This service provides 24/7 sexual assault, family and domestic violence counselling by qualified experienced cousellors. this service is for anyone who has experienced, or at risk of physical or sexual violence, as well as those concerned about someone else. 

The Suicide Callback Service provides free phone, video and online counselling fo ranyone affected by suicide. Staffed by professional counsellors with specialist skills in working with suicide- related issues, the service can provide ongoing counselling or referrals to appropriate services. 

Parent line NSW is a confidential telephone counselling, information and referral service for parents and carers of children 0 to 18. trained professional counsellors are available from 9am to 9pm weekdays and from 4pm to 9pm weekends. 

Beyond Blue’s youth program, Youth Beyond Blue, aims to empower young people aged 12–25, their friends and those who care for them to respond to anxiety and depression. We support and promote environments and settings that build on strengths of young people and respond to ongoing change.

Look for the signs of anxiety and depression, Listen to your friends' experiences, Talk about what's going on, Seek Help together!

MensLine Australia is the national telephone and online support, information and referral service for men with family and relationship concerns. The service is available from anywhere in Australia and is staffed by professional counsellors, experienced in men’s issues.

The Blue Knot Foundation is a telephone counselling service for adult survivors of childhood trauma, their friends, family and the health care professionals who support them. Call 1300 657 380 between 9am -5pm for counselling services or email at Helpline@blueknot.org.au. 

If home is not safe and you have no place to stay, ring Link2home on 1800 152 152. This service is available 24/7 every day of the year, and can help you with up to 2 night's accomodation, as well as refer you to other services you may need around NSW. 

Anyone across Australia experiencing a personal crisis of thinking about suicide can contact Lifeline's confidential crisis support service. Trained volunteers are available 24/7 to listen and provide support and refferals. 

It is staffed by mental health professionals who will ask questions to determine if you or, the person you are concerned about, needs ongoing mental health care and how urgently it is needed.

They can put you in contact with the most relevant mental health service for children, teens, adults and older people.

The Mental Health Line is available to everyone in NSW and operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call 1800 011 511

This telephone support service, information, counselling and referral service is available  from 9am to 5pm weekdays. This is staffed by experienced carer support officers and is available to carers service providers and community members. 

Free call 1800 656 463

Translating and Interprating Services: 13 14 50

TTY services: 1800 67 14 42

The Domestic Violence line is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The Domestic Violence line is a NSW statewide telephone crisis counselling and referral service for woman and persons who identify as female. 

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