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Wellbeing Team

Wellbeing Team Members include an Assistant Principal, 3 counsellors and a Mental Health Practitioner (Psychologist)


Wellbeing staff are available to provide emotional, mental and physical support services for school based issues to improve student engagement and learning outcomes.

Wellbeing can support through:
• Short Term One-to-one support
• Targeted programs (eg. Bullying, online safety, social development)
• Referrals to community agencies including school based DBT Psychologist.

Our OSC Wellbeing team Referral Process:
• Parent/guardian/staff member/student to Initially discuss concerns with students LCT / LCL or SSLCL
• SSLCL will determine support required – this may involve initial supports from within the Learning Culture Team. The aim is support the student through a small group of Teachers and Coordinators that know each student.
• If wellbeing team support appropriate SSLCL will submit referral

The information given to the Wellbeing Team will be kept confidential and only shared if there are significant concerns for someone’s safety or under mandatory reporting obligations. These people may include principals, Sub-School leaders, parents or external services.

OSC and Officer Medical Clinic have established a community partnership for more information on these services see

Outside of School Hours

If you or anyone has concerns for your child mental health/safety outside of school hours you can call Psychiatric Triage Service 1300 369 012 and the clinician may do an assessment over the phone.

Cardinia Shire Youth Services – Positive Pathways – support for Dandenong, Cardinia, Casey

• Pakenham Police: 5945 2500
• CAT (Crisis Assessment Team) 9767 8222 After hours: 9554 1800
• Lifeline: 13 11 14
• Kids helpline: 1800 551 800
• City Of Cardinia: 18004YOUTH
• City of Casey youth counselling & Support service: 5996 7315 (free counselling service)
• Beyond Blue: 1300 224 636
• WAYSS Emergency Housing: 9791 5692
• South Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault (SECASA): 8769 2200 After hours: 93491766
• Headspace: 1800 367 968
• Victorian Suicide Helpline: 1300 651 251
• Child First (soon to be known as Orange Door): 9705 3939 (Family support service)
• Suicide call back service: 1300 659 467 anyone who is at risk of, or bereaved by suicide
• YSAS 9706 7255: (youth support and advocacy service/drug and alcohol)
• 1800 Respect: 1800 737 732 (24 hours) National sexual assault, Domestic violence family counselling service.

Mandatory reporting process
ALL ADULTS, not just professionals who work with children, have a legal obligation to report to Victoria Police where they form a reasonable belief that a sexual offence has been committed by an adult against a child under the age of 16, failure to disclose the information may amount to a criminal offence unless you have a “reasonable excuse” or have an “exemption” from doing so (Department of Families, Fairness and Housing, 2017).
• Staff member forms a belief of potential physical, sexual and or any other type of abuse, grooming and inappropriate relationships.
• Staff member gathers information from student and other relevant sources.
• Consult Wellbeing and Principal team.
• If possible, inform student of potential actions to be taken.
• Report to relevant services: DFFH, SOCIT.
• Follow instructions given by external services.
• Inform parents if appropriate.
• Arrange appropriate support for the student, which may include internal support, external referrals and others.
• DFFH: 1300 655 795 (Toll Free), 8765 5444 (AH 13 12 78), SOCIT 8769 2200 (AH 9349 1766).

Disability Inclusion

Disability Inclusion will help our school better understand what our students need to help them learn and participate at school.
It involves:
A new Disability Inclusion Profile and school funding model to strengthen support for students with disability more resources, training and coaching for our teachers and school staff about the best ways to support students with disability.
We will use new school funding and supports for more training and professional development for teachers and school staff, expert advice about disability, employing new teachers and other staff to help plan and deliver adjustments for students, and resources to support learning.
The new Disability Inclusion approach ensures our school is better able to support students with disability and additional learning needs.