Support Resources

The CECV offers the following guidelines for staff, parents and guardians in helping children deal with managing traumatic stress.

Student Wellbeing Contact Numbers

If you are concerned about the emotional wellbeing of your child or family, you should talk to your child's school in the first instance. For further assistance or help, contact Student Wellbeing at your Catholic Education Office.

Melbourne 03 9267 0228
Ballarat 03 5337 7135
Sale 03 5622 6600
Sandhurst 03 5443 2377

Catholic School Staff Counselling Services

Contact    
Melbourne Access Program (24 hours) 1800 806 376
Ballarat Mr Allan Hutchison 03 5337 7135
Sale Mr Martin Keogh 03 5622 6600
  Mr Dom Ryan 03 5622 6600
Sandhurst Mr Kevin Lawlor 03 5443 2377

Department of Education and Training

The Department of Education and Training (DET) has developed a collection of publications to assist parents and guardians, staff and managers support children and staff who have been affected by emergencies and natural disasters. Where reference is made to DET's Student Support Services Officers, please note that Catholic schools should contact their Student Wellbeing unit (or equivalent). Contact details are provided above.

For parents, families and carers

For schools supporting children

For schools supporting staff

Additional Resources

Australian Red Cross: Helping children and young people cope with crisis; Information for parents and care givers.