Men's Mental and Physical Health

With males making up on average 6 out of every 8 suicides every single day in Australia and the number of men who die by suicide in Australia being nearly double the national road toll, it’s time we all help to put a stop to this.

That is why our Student Leaders have chosen Men's Mental and Physical Health as the theme for Term 3 Positive Week. They are wanting their fellow students and staff to show those struggling that we stand with them and we will stand for them. Communication is they key!

Apart from the activities planned, the Student Leaders have also invited Beyond Blue to speak to our Senior School Students about the importance of Mental Health, how to recognise the signs, how to look after themselves and their mates and most importantly how to take action and get help.

With exams and the beginning of life after school, for many of our students, this can be a stressful time.

Our Pastoral Care Classes will also tie in with the theme

With the focus on such an emotional topic, our Welfare Team will be involved and available should this raise any issues for our students.

The Student Leaders don't just want this to be a short term solution, they are asking that our families and community take this opportunity to start the conversation.

It may sound simple, but a good first step is asking, “Are you OK?”

If you or someone you care about is distressed, in crisis, or needs someone to talk to, help is available. The following services provide confidential, non-judgemental support.

Counselling services for anyone at anytime.
Phone 13 11 14

Kids Helpline 
Telephone and online counselling for young people aged 5-25.
Phone 1800 551 800

Information and referral for depression and anxiety.
Phone 1300 224 636

Support, counselling and education for parents.
Phone 1300 301 300

Men’s Line 
Telephone and online support, information and referral service to help men with relationship and other problems.
Phone 1300 789 978

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