Galilee School Guardian and Community Resource

This page has been set up to provide essential resources and advice for Galilee School families. Please check back regularly for updates.

Galilee School Student Support

If you’re a student in need of help and support, please contact the Galilee School via  Facebook Messenger. You can also call the school on (02) 6293 6314 , or send an email to galilee.school@commsatwork.org.

Headspace Canberra – services to support youth mental health

Headspace Canberra are offering phone services during regular business hours for young people aged 12-25 years. You are able to refer young people to their service for a phone consultation by calling 02 51099700 or emailing them on hs.canberra@marthonhealth.com.au. You can also visit Headspace Canberra Facebook page by clicking here or their website by clicking here for further information.

ReachOut.com – assistance for parents

ReachOut Australia – one of the country’s leading online mental health organisations for young people – has introduced a free new service to help parents help teenagers. Free and available 24/7, ReachOut.com/Parents provides evidence-based practical support and tips that encourage effective communication and relationships between parents and young people aged 12–18 years, as well as easy-to-read information on a range of mental health and wellbeing issues.

The service features more than 140 fact sheets, stories, practical tips and tools, and also provides access to an online community forum so that parents can connect with each other to share experiences in an anonymous, supportive space.

MindMap – ACT Youth Portal

MindMap – ACT Youth Portal is a dedicated portal for children and young people (up to 25 years of age) to help navigate Canberra’s mental health system and to find the right service and support. The Portal provides a central point for young people, parents, and carers to link up with existing services, supports and resources.

You can navigate the portal yourself, anytime, to find information about mental health services and helpful information.

You can also go directly to the Services or Resources sections to view all available options and narrow down the results by using the filters available.

Access MindMap here.

Blurred Minds

Blurred Minds is an online portal that provides a range of resources to support families in building and maintaining positive relationships. Blurred Minds give you the answer to some commonly asked questions around drugs, alcohol, talking with teens, social media, parties and keeping your family safe.

See what the experts have to say about the latest research and get tips and perspectives from parents who are raising teenagers.

Visit the Blurred Minds website here

 

How can we help

If there is no space to connect with Headspace available at home, please contact us here at Galilee School. We can set up a safe and private space here at the school with a phone and/or computer with working internet for the young person to access. This will allow the young person to attend their appointment in privacy and with no distractions.

The attached flyer describes how Headspace can be of assistance to them during these difficult times. Download the flyer here (pdf). If you have serious concerns about a young person’s mental health, you can also access the Mental Health Line 1800 011 511 (24-hour service).

Coping with stress during the COVID-19 outbreak

Everyone responds differently to stress

There will be a range of experiences in your homes. Growing up can be stressful at times and the coronavirus outbreak may add another layer of stress. The coronavirus outbreak may also be harder for some children or young people to handle than others, for example, those already experiencing anxiety. This may change over time as different types of stress come and go from their lives.

Impacts of stress on learning

Children and young people develop coping skills through exposure to manageable amounts of stress. However, when there are high levels of stress or multiple stress factors (especially those they can’t control) then it can impact on their physical and mental health, relationships, and learning and development.

For the latest COVID advice, please visit the Galilee School section in our COVID-19 Information and Advice Page.

National School Chaplaincy Program

Galilee School is participating in the National School Chaplaincy (NSCP).

Galilee School acknowledges the financial and other support of the school through this program provided by the Australian and ACT Governments. The general nature of the chaplaincy services are regularly reviewed and are amended by the school, and informed by consultation with the school community.

Participation in the chaplaincy program is voluntary. Students will not be obliged to participate in the Program, and parents and students will regularly be informed by the school about the availability and the voluntary nature of these services.

If a student or family does not wish to utilise the services of the Chaplain they simply need to indicate that desire at any time either directly to the Chaplain or to a member of the Galilee School Executive Team or the Principal.

Access to advice, support, and guidance about ethics, values, and relationships are already available in Galilee School through existing services: youth workers, teachers, learning support staff, and programs delivered by community organizations. NSCP funded services are designed to complement existing wellbeing services provided within the school community.

For more information, please see the National School Chaplaincy Program Information Sheet (pdf download) here.

You may download the 2019-2022 NSCP complaints form (pdf download) here.

School Contact Information

Phone: (02) 6293 6314

Email: galilee.school@commsatwork.org

Facebook: Communities at Work Galilee School

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