Information and activities for students from our Youth Worker Courtney Fare
Tackling the Tough Stuff Together
This video was created with the Arks Rugby Union Club, Art vs Depression and with the financial support of the 2nd Chance Op Shop. This video was a whole-of-community project with real life men who live and breathe in our community.
This video was created as part of the headspace National headcoach campaign but more on our community level. The reason why we have targeted young men in this campaign, is because one in seven young men aged between 16 and 24 experience depression or anxiety each year - yet a meagre 13% seek help. Furthermore, suicide is the leading cause of death for young men in Australia.
At St Francis' School we see great value in having a Youth Worker and Pastoral Care team within our school. We believe Youth Workers are great assets to have in our community.
Courtney, our Youth Worker at St Francis' School, said what she loved about being a Youth Worker. "Students and young people are so fun to be around, extremely resilient and deserve support from their peers, teachers, counsellors, youth workers and community. It's an honour to be a part of their lives and educational journey. I love sharing laughter and stories within our school community."
Check out below a video Courtney has been a part of and working on this term with other Youth Workers in Perth through YOUTH WORK WA
Boys and Adolescence - Course for Parents & Carers of Children aged 8 - 17 Years
Parenting adolescent boys can be a challenging experience. It is a time of social and emotional changes for them, and for parents who must re-learn how to parent an adolescent boy. This introductory course aims to provide parents an understanding of the challenge of adolescence boys, and effective strategies to assist in supporting both parent and son.
School Holiday Activities
Everyone needs a bit of extra support at times, so here are a few services that can provide some general or lifesaving assistance:
Food Packages / Support
St Vincent De Paul 1300 794 054 (between 9am and 1pm daily)
The Salvation Army Emergency Relief Services 08 9260 9599 www.salvationarmy.org.au
Blue Sky Community Group 08 9376 9999
Foothills Information and Referral Service 08 9359 1266 www.firs.org.au
Lifeline 24/7 Crisis Line Telephone crisis support, suicide intervention and prevention, mental health support service 13 11 14
Crisis Care (Family Helpline) Problems within the family, including domestic violence, homelessness, child welfare and general arguments 08 9223 1111 (metro) or 1800 199 008 (country).
Kids Helpline Free telephone and online counselling service for young people between 5 and 25 years 1800 551 800
Mental Health Emergency Response Line Rapid response to mental health emergencies, including advice for carers 08 9224 8888
Parenting WA Information, support and referral services to parents, carers, grandparents and families with children up to 18 years 08 6279 1200
SDERA (School Drug Education and Road Aware) Parent and Family Drug Support Line 9442 5050, Alcohol and Drug Support Line 9442 5000 www.sdera.wa.edu.au
Poisons Information Service 12 11 26