The Well-being team at Mullauna is committed to helping students engage in their education. As a well-being team we approach all students from a space of empathy and understanding, with our goal being to support students to achieve in all areas of their educational life.

We understand that for young people to experience success in their education their social, emotional and mental health needs to be supported. Our team works across all areas of well-being to meet the needs of students from whole school health promotion programs to individualised support. We work collaboratively to assess the whole school wellbeing needs as well as individual needs that young people present with on their journey through adolescence. Our team confidently works in the space of mental health, developmental difficulties and school based concerns. We work in partnerships with the young person, their family and their school supports for best outcomes.

Accessing wellbeing support occurs via many pathways. Students are able to self refer directly to the wellbeing team, teachers make referrals for support when noticing changes and parents can also reach out for support from the team. Wellbeing support is a triage process to understand the needs of the young person and can include some support from the wellbeing team at school and/or support to access external services.

Our friendly wellbeing team at Mullauna consists of:

Erin Briedis – Erin is the Wellbeing Coordinator and a registered Psychologist. Erin works across all areas of wellbeing from supporting whole school wellbeing programs to providing individual support to young people. She has worked in educational settings for over a decade and enjoys supporting young people to engage in their education. Erin works part time Monday to Thursday 9am to 3pm.

Bernie O’Halloran – Bernie is the Mental Health Practitioner and a Clinical Social Worker. Bernie is highly skilled in the area of mental health support for young people and works predominantly at the individual level supporting young people with mental health triage, assessment and counselling. Bernie has worked in the areas of disability and community health but thoroughly enjoys working in the school environment. Bernie works part time Wednesday to Friday 9am – 3pm.

Natalie Kearney – Natalie is Adolescent Health Nurse with nursing experience in diverse areas. Her role is predominately health education and promotion to support student growth in emotional, physical, social and psychological wellbeing. She is an additional wellbeing advocate and resource for students and staff to utilise. Natalie works at Mullauna College on Thursday & Friday.

For additional support, or outside of school hours, please contact HeadSpace or Beyond Blue for information or professional help.

HeadSpace https://headspace.org.au/

Beyond Blue https://www.beyondblue.org.au/

For urgent assistance, please call emergency services on 000 or Kids Helpline 1800 55 1800