Wellbeing & Support
Student Wellbeing at Foundation Learning Centre
Our aim is to promote and nurture success in our environment. This takes a holistic approach that includes supporting learning at classroom level and assisting our cohort to overcome barriers and build resilience, self-awareness and self esteem.
Our Wellbeing Team is made up of qualified professionals, experienced and dedicated to working with young people. They are totally committed to assisting young people to reach their educational and personal potential through positive, creative interventions both in the classroom and one on one.
In 2023 we will be presenting the Open Parachute Program as part of our proactive approach to Wellbeing. The Wellbeing team will work collaboratively with Educators to present content that has been designed by Mental Health Professionals as part of Open Parachute.
The aim of the Open Parachute Foundation is to make evidence based mental health training that tackles realistic issues faced by our young people as they navigate their teenage years. The program focuses on building resilience and giving young people the skills they need to make good choices, tackle difficult situations and reach their potential.
Things such as anxiety, inability to focus, becoming overwhelmed and an inability to self- regulate, will be areas addressed by the Wellbeing Team in their presentations, with the aim of increasing engagement and retention of students at FLC.
As well as Wellbeing education, the Wellbeing Team also provides one on one support to assess the needs of students, which may result in referral or secondary consult to provide appropriate Mental Health support.
In order to assist our cohort, having them at school is extremely important. We can only have a positive impact if they are here, so retention of students is key. This means finding processes that support them to stay at school for whole days, regardless of what may be impacting on them.
Students benefit from an alternative space if it becomes difficult for them to be in the classroom. The alternative space provides somewhere for students to go if they are feeling triggered or uncomfortable in the classroom through anxiety or external factors impacting on them. The space provides somewhere to work or a place to ground and settle before returning to the classroom.
The room is monitored by Wellbeing staff who constantly checked in to see if students feel able to return to class or if they prefer, to work in the quiet space. Having this space means that students have an opportunity to remain at school instead of going home if they are feeling uncomfortable.
There are a range of community supports available in the City of Casey, the links of some have been provided below.
Headspace Healthspace Youth Clinic
Headspace Narre Warren
Bulk Billing Available
Ph: 1800 367 968
Monash Health – Youth & Family Services
Services include youth work, music therapy, counselling, exercise physiology, communication, nursing, drug & alcohol services and nutrition/dietician.
Phone: 1300 342 273
A directory of services for young people in the Cardinia Shire, City of Casey and City of Greater Dandenong
City of Casey Youth Services
Monash Health Psychiatric Triage Service
Information, Assessment and Referral
Ph: 1300 369 012
Headspace Narre Warren
National Youth Mental Health Foundation
Ph: 1800 376 968
Black Dog Institute
A resource for information, clinical research and helpful contacts to help those with mood disorders such as depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder.
City of Casey Youth Counselling and Support Service
Free assistance for 10-25 year olds who live, work or study in the City of Casey
Ph: 9705 5200
Online Website for Youth Mental Health Support in the City of Casey
Mental Health Care Plans
Support with accessing and initiating a mental health care plan
Youth Drug and Alcohol Service
Ph: 1800 458 685
Office of the eSafety Commissioner
Support with online safety and wellbeing resources, Games, Apps and Social Networking
Ph: 1800 880 176
Foundation Learning Centre Student Careers Support
Cranbourne Information and Support Service Inc
Ph: (03) 5996 3333
Casey North Community Information & Support
Ph: (03) 9705 6699
Closest office is located in Webb Street, Narre Warren
Transit (Narre Warren Christian Church)
Ph: (03) 9796 8966
Salvation Army – Cranbourne
Community Support Services
Ph: (03) 5995 0133
Berwick Soup Van
Food Assistance – The 4c’s
Ph: (03) 5941 2268