At LRCS, we value student wellbeing and emotional intelligence very highly and understand that supporting mental health and wellbeing in our students helps them to be the best students and people they can be.
Our brilliant Wellbeing Team, led by our Student Wellbeing Leader, work to ensure staff, students and families work together to support the wellbeing of our students and give them the best chance at success.
We know that mental health and wellbeing play an important role in a child's ability to interact with each other, their teachers and the world. We work to connect students with support services when necessary and encourage students to access healthy wellbeing strategies at school when they are need to.
Useful Mental Health Service Links
p. 1800 650 890
A free and confidential telephone and chat service for young people aged 12 to 25. Qualified youth mental health professionals provide support to young people worried about their mental health or experiencing issues such as depression, bullying and isolation.
Youth Beyond Blue
p. 1300 224 636
Provides information and confidential telephone and chat counselling 24/7 for young people aged 12 to 25 years old, who may be experiencing anxiety, depression or suicidal thoughts.
p. 1800 184 527
Provides Australia-wide anonymous, LGBTI peer support and referral for people wanting to talk about a range of issues including sexuality, identity, gender, bodies, feelings or relationships.
p. 1800 737 732
A national sexual assault, family and domestic violence counselling line is open 24/7 for anyone who has experienced, or is at risk of, physical or sexual violence, including young people.
Pastoral Care Worker
PCW Cathy Miegel’s role is to provide pastoral support to LRCS and to link families to community resources and services. Cathy is at our school 12 hours per week.
Her role is to pastorally support the school in its aim to be a safe and supportive learning environment through involvement in a range of activities such as lunchtime groups, Student Leadership Team and individual student support (with the consent of their parent/caregiver). She also links families to community resources and services by providing information about support and services provided through community groups, including church groups.
Cathy does not promote nor discriminate on the grounds of any particular ideology, but works to enable a supportive, inclusive and caring learning environment within the school for all students.
At LRCS we value all students as the people they are and wish to be.
While this is something we do daily, we also celebrate a range of inclusivity days to highlight this including Reconciliation Week, NAIDOC Week, Harmony Day & Wear it Purple Day. Students also have to opportunity to participate in Christian Options Seminars twice a year.
We organise and run ‘Pause Days’ throughout the year which give students a chance to take a breath and pause from the stress and rigors of school. Activities have included: cooking, essential oils, polymer clay earring, making, escape room, murder mystery, meditation and cheese making.