The Cranbourne East Secondary College Wellbeing team is lead by Mr Paul Campbell – Assistant Principal of Wellbeing and Positive Education, and each sub school has a designated counsellor. The wellbeing team is further strengthened with a full time Mental Health Practitioner, an Adolescent Health Nurse and a African Community Liaison Officer/counsellor to support students across all year levels.
Cranbourne East SC also has a schools partnership program with Headspace, this partnership provides the provision of 2 part time psychologists at the school meaning our students can access Headspace therapists onsite at the college.
Meet The Team
Mr Paul Campbell
Wellbeing & Positive Education.
Assistant Wellbeing Leader/Years 11&12 Counsellor
Years 9 & 10 Counsellor
Years 7 & 8 Counsellor
Mental Health Practioner
African Community Liaison Officer/Counsellor
Adolescent Health Nurse
The members of the Student Wellbeing Team are experienced in a range of areas and are passionate about helping students navigate their way through the various social and emotional challenges they may face.
These challenges may include:
- Social difficulties
- Emotional challenges
- Behavioural difficulties
- Family challenges, including family break-up
- Grief and loss
- School refusal
- Risk-taking behaviours
- Mental health
- Child safety concerns
- Suicidal Ideation
The Wellness Centre
This on-site purpose-built facility offers a safe and inviting environment for students to seek help and access support services, i.e. counsellors, psychologists, social workers, doctors, health promotion nurse and other allied health professionals.
The Wellness Centre is aligned with the Department of Education’s approach to improving student outcomes by using a ‘student centred’ approach and improving accessibility, by bringing services within the gates of the school.
Referral to the Wellbeing Team
- Students can self-refer to the Student Wellbeing Team via email or by visiting the Wellness Centre located behind the Orange Portables
- Principals, teachers and support staff can arrange for a referral to the Student Wellbeing Team if they have concerns about a student’s wellbeing
- Parents can also request an appointment for their child with the Student Wellbeing Team by contacting the team via phone or email.
In some instances, a student may be referred to an external support service. We also respect the fact that some students and parents may prefer to seek professional support independent from the school setting. In such cases, the Student Wellbeing Team values working collaboratively with external services.
In all cases, we encourage parents to communicate with the school if there is a significant issue affecting their child’s health or wellbeing.