Showcasing: Lithgow High School Wellbeing Centre

Region
Nepean Blue Mountains

Lead agency
The Wellbeing Centre is an initiative of Lithgow High School.

Living Well domain

  • Getting in earlier
  • Making it local
  • Right type of care
Living Well Mid-Term Review: Lithgow High School (Nepean Blue Mountains)

Program Overview

The Wellbeing Centre is an initiative developed by the Lithgow High School leadership team to provide, encourage and support community wellbeing services to for students and to ensure that all students are holistically supported throughout their educational journey at the school. 

The Wellbeing Centre is closely aligned with the NSW Department of Education's Wellbeing Framework for Schools, which is their commitment to public schools to support students to connect, succeed and thrive at every stage of their development and learning from Kindergarten to Year 12. 

During 2018 approximately 800 appointments were made to a number of services including Catholicare – counselling, Child and Youth Mental Health Services, Ability Links, Dianella Cottage, Art Therapists, Platform, Youthworx and Ted Noffs Drug and Alcohol Services.

The school has accommodated seven agencies in three consulting rooms reaching 142 different students and providing 861 consultations. Interviews with staff, students and service providers have indicated positive outcomes for majority of students

For additional information on Lithgow Highschool, visit https://lithgow-h.schools.nsw.gov.au/