At Doveton College it is our belief that students thrive and achieve their personal best in an environment where they feel safe, supported and understood. Working collaboratively, our Wellbeing Team have expertise across a number of areas, and provide a complete service to the students and families of our College.
Our Wellbeing Team comprises of:
Therapeutic Case Managers
Group work counsellors
The Doveton College Wellbeing team has a focus on:
providing early intervention, confidential support for students and families from the ELC through to Year 9
assist students to develop problem-solving skills and build resilience
identify areas of student need and collaborate with staff to support and address social, emotional, educational and psychological needs
work with education staff in the development of Wellbeing programs
consult with, and be a resource for, families, caregivers and staff
referral to, and liaison with, external professionals
Embedded within Doveton College are a range of wellbeing and allied health specialists, providing our school community with services such as:
Psychology (counselling & assessment)
Doveton College has links with key local services, such as Headspace, Foundation House, Monash Health, VACCA, Child First and Windermere Family Services.
For further information, please contact our Wellbeing Coordinator, Amara Miles (03) 8765 0111.
Doveton College also has the services of a Chaplain through the National School Chaplaincy and Student Welfare Program. The College’s Chaplain:
Helps our counsellors and wellbeing staff in the delivery of student welfare services.
Provides our students, their families and staff with support and or appropriate referrals, in difficult situations such as during times of grief or when students are facing personal or emotional challenges.
Supports students to explore values and ethical matters or refers students to, or finds appropriate services, to meet these needs.
Facilitates access to support agencies in the community.
Supports students and staff to create an environment which promotes the physical, emotional, social and intellectual development and wellbeing of all students.