Our Guidance Counsellor, Samantha Rittson, will continue to provide counselling support to students as required if we enter a period of school alternative education provision. Although there will be some differences to usual procedures, St Peter’s will endeavor to provide wellbeing support during this period of disruption. We are all in this together and we will continue to support our community as best we can.
If face-to-face services are no longer available, there are several ways you can request Guidance support. You can telephone or email the school directly during normal school hours. Alternately, a confidential Request for Guidance Counsellor support has been set up as a link in the Parent Portal on the school website. Once a request has been submitted, our Guidance Counsellor will make contact as soon as possible and offer suitable contact times. The Guidance Counsellor will be available during usual school hours from Monday to Wednesday. All normal consent and record keeping procedures will be followed.
Guidance Counsellors will consider:
How the sessions will work: Students may indicate whether they would prefer a phone call or an email session and provide a phone number or email contact. Students (and parents of Primary students) will be advised as to privacy and confidentiality considerations and encouraged to discuss/consider the expectations regarding this contact.
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Remote counselling issues to consider:
ADDITIONAL COUNSELLING SUPPORT DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC COUNSELLING SUPPORT
If the matter is of an urgent psychological nature pleases call 000 or go direct to the Emergency Department at the local District Hospital.