About the School Psychology Service
The School Psychology Service provides support to the school, staff and students to improve student learning and social emotional well-being. The School Psychology Service provides support in three main areas:
- Working with students, teachers and the school to support positive behaviour change.
- Supporting the school in making teaching adjustments for students to improve learning outcomes.
- Conducting assessments of students experiencing learning difficulties.
Mental Health and Wellbeing
- Assisting the school and students to increase positive mental health and wellbeing.
- Providing direct support for students experiencing mental health and wellbeing difficulties.
Accessing the School Psychology Service
The work of the school psychologist is driven by school needs. The request for school psychology is negotiated with the Deputy Principals. To access support:
- Parents are encouraged to discuss the school-related issue(s) regarding their child with the class teacher or Deputy Principal.
- If further intervention is needed, the class teacher will consult with the Deputy Principal to determine the need for School Psychology Service.
- An initial case conference may be arranged with the School Psychologist, Deputy Principal, parent and class teacher to identify the student needs and to determine the support required.
Alternative Mental Health Providers
Parents seeking assistance outside of school can contact one of the local mental health providers in Carnarvon.
Carnarvon Family Support Service Inc.
1 Camel Lane, Carnarvon WA 6701
(08) 9941 1251
Stuart St, Carnarvon WA 6701
(08) 9427 7100
37 Johnston Street, Carnarvon WA 6701
(08) 9941 4070
Parents requiring urgent assistance can make contact with one of the below organisations.
Lifeline WA: 13 11 14
Provides a 24-hour telephone counselling service for people experiencing a mental health crisis.
Kids Help Line: 1800 55 1800
Is a confidential, telephone and online counselling service specifically for young people aged between 5 and 25 years.
Crisis Care: 1800 199 008
Crisis Care is a telephone information and counselling service for people in crisis needing urgent help.
Suicide Call Back Service: 1300 659 467
Provides crisis counselling to people at risk of suicide, carers for someone who is suicidal and those bereaved by suicide, across Australia.
RuralLink – 1800 552 002
Rurallink is an after-hours extension of local country mental health services providing easy telephone access to experienced community mental health staff.