At the Berry Street School, we provide students with a whole-school approach to support their wellbeing through the Berry Street Education Model (BSEM). Staff integrate wellbeing principles that nurture growth, identify strengths, and build students’ psychological resources. There are five domains in our work: Body, Relationships, Stamina, Engagement and Character (Brunzell & Norrish, 2021).
Each campus has a Wellbeing Leader, wellbeing staff and a Take Two psychologist. The psychologists are based at each campus two days a week and provide assessments and holistic support.
Our current student cohort have told us that our approach supports them to improve their mental health. They recognised that building positive relationships with staff creates a safe space to discuss their concerns which has been particularly helpful in the improvement of their mental health.
Headspace supports young people aged 12 to 25 in Ballarat and surrounding areas. Headspace provides free services in general health, mental health, drug and alcohol, and education and training support. Anytime Headspace is open, you can drop in and someone will be available to chat with you or your friends.
Ballarat Community Health has doctors, counsellors, a sexual health clinic, drug and alcohol workers, homelessness and youth workers, refugee support, support for quitting smoking, support for diabetes, exercise, and health programs. You can call them or ask a school staff member to contact them for you.
Phone: 03 5338 4500
Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 5pm
Ballarat Health Services is the main public referral health service to the Grampians region of Victoria.
If you or someone you are with require emergency assistance or help over the weekend, Ballarat Base Hospital is located Drummond Street North. The emergency department is open 24 hours every day.
BADAC is the Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation for the Ballarat and district area. Services are open to all members of the public with priority given to BADAC's members. BADAC is focused on prevention and early intervention, with a client centred approach.
Phone: 03 5331 5344
5 Market Street, Ballarat VIC 3350
Headspace supports young people aged 12 to 25 in Morwell and surrounding areas. Headspace can answer questions or concerns about your mental health, drug and alcohol issues, general health, relationships, or about your sexuality. Headspace has youth workers, counsellors, drug and alcohol workers, and a Centrelink worker who can answer questions you might have. All services are free and confidential.
Ramahyuck District Aboriginal Corporation is a community health and wellbeing organisation.
Phone: 03 5136 5128
15-17 Collins Street cnr Buckley Street, Morwell VIC 3840
The Gathering Place is a community centre based in Morwell. It is a space for individuals and families in the local community to come together to learn, share and celebrate culture. TGP is an inclusive and culturally safe place. To learn more about The Gathering Place, go to Berry Street: The Gathering Place.
99 Buckley Street, Morwell VIC 3840
Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 10am to 3pm
Headspace supports young people aged 12 to 25 in Narre Warren and surrounding areas. Headspace provides free services in general health, mental health, drug and alcohol, and education and training support. Anytime Headspace is open, you can drop in and someone will be available to chat with you or your friends.
The City of Casey Youth Counselling and Support team offer a free, confidential counselling service for young people aged 10 to 25. They give young people someone to talk to when things are difficult to manage.
They also support parents and carers of young people who are experiencing difficulties or are concerned about their child's mental wellbeing.Phone: 03 9792 7279 or 0417 347 909
Bunjilwarra Koori Youth Alcohol and Drug Healing Service is based in Hastings.
This is a purpose-built 12 bed residential rehabilitation and healing service for male and female young Aboriginal people aged 16 – 25. The service is accessible state wide and run by Victorian Aboriginal Health Service (VAHS) and YSAS.
Bunjilwarra is staffed 24 hours a day by a team of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal workers. They are skilled in the areas of alcohol and other drugs, mental health, and complex life experiences so they can help you during your journey.
Referrals can be made by:
- individual young people or family members
- YSAS Community Programs
- other Youth AOD services.
Headspace Shepparton is simple and easy to access! Just walk in or call for a chat. Headspace can answer questions or concerns about your mental health, drug and alcohol issues, general health, relationships, or about your sexuality. Headspace has youth workers, counsellors, drug and alcohol workers, and a Centrelink worker who can answer questions you might have. Services are free and confidential.
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24 hour phone line for crisis support and suicide prevention.
Phone: 13 11 14
This is a free counselling service for young people across Australia aged between 5-25 years.
Phone: 1800 55 1800
24 hour phone line for support, information and advice.
Phone: 1300 224 636
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