As we near the end of Week 3 of our first term, it might be useful to use the following checklist concerning your son or daughter.
At Cardijn we are fortunate to have 4 counsellors that are available to help and support students. If you would like your child to have some extra support, encourage them to make an appointment with one of us:
Lili Thom: firstname.lastname@example.org Counsellor/Teacher (Limited Availability)
Anthony Simons: email@example.com Counsellor (Monday - Friday)
Michael Herbert: firstname.lastname@example.org Counsellor/Teacher (Limited Availability)
Aleks Cabot: email@example.com Counsellor (Monday - Friday)
Any concerns regarding any of the above, please feel free to contact your child’s Homeroom teacher or House Leader.
Following are a few tips to help support your child during the waves of stress throughout the year.
Looking after their wellbeing;
There are some great free apps out on the market that can also help with any issues with sleeping, (iSleep Easy or Pzizz). If they are unable to relax or want to try Meditation or Mindfulness there’s ‘Smiling Mind’.
There are also simple things they might be able to do at home: read, try a new hobby or skill, get creative with arts of crafts, baking/cooking, take a bubble bath, watch a favourite TV show or movie. These can also be used as rewards.
A range of organisations are also available for young people to call, email, chat online or visit for more information and resources:
Headspace - www.headspace.com – info & resources or www.eheadspace.org.au for a chat to a counsellor
Kids helpline (ages 5-25) https://kidshelpline.com.au, info & resources or free call 1800 55 1800
Reachout – www.au.reachout.com info & resources
Youth beyond blue – www.beyondblue.org.au/getsupport info and resources or email / chat to a counsellor or call 1300 22 4636
Parent helpline SA – www.parenting.sa.gov.au info and resources or call 1300 364 100