The FCJ College Wellbeing Team works closely with staff, parents and students to ensure all students develop a sense of belonging and pride within our school community in which they feel valued and respected.
If you have any concerns about your child please contact your child's Pastoral Leader or Learning Leader by phone or email at FCJ College.
Positive Education, based on positive psychology, is a whole school commitment to wellbeing. The aim is to develop a sense of community with the intent to encourage staff and students to learn, grow and thrive. Positive Education is taught overtly and is also embedded into the extra-curricular activities of the school.
It’s important to remember that if you feel like you’re not coping, it doesn’t mean you’re at fault, and that there is lots of help available for you during these times – some in Benalla and some online or via the phone.
Services for Benalla:
Benalla Health (Hospital) – 45 Coster St – 5761 4222
Nurse on call – 1300 606 024
NECAMHS – 5723 8900 AH: 1300 881 104
North East Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service (NESAY) –
5a 66-68 Nunn St – 5762 2880
Benalla Health – Counselling – 45 Coster St – 5761 4500 (Phone to make a free appointment)
MIND Australia – 5723 1000 (Personalised support)
CAV (Centre Against Violence) – 5722 2203
Gateway Health – 5723 2000 (Drugs & Alcohol)
Diversity Project – Shepparton 5831 6157 (Same sex attracted, sex & gender diverse youth)
Benalla Rural City Council – 5760 2600 (Youth Development Coordinator)
School Counsellors and doctors can also help
Online & phone help:
Practical tools and support to help young people get through everyday issues and tough times
beyondblue.org.au – 1300 224 636
Advice and support for mental health issues
headspace.org.au – 5823 8800
Mental health services (12-25yo) Shepparton
yodaa.org.au – 1800 458 685
Youth Drug & Alcohol Advice
Tips & forums to help 14-25 year-olds manage tough times
kidshelpline.com.au – 1800 551 800
Talk about anything (5-25yo)
lifeline.org.au – 13 11 14
Support and advice in a personal crisis
Suicide Call Back Service – 1300 659 467
Support if you or someone you know is feeling suicidal
Emergency - 000