Oakhill College recognises the importance of robust mental health, particularly during adolescent development.
The College provides four Counsellors who are available to assist students who may be having difficulty with issues such as anxiety, depression or family conflict. Students may refer themselves, or may be referred by a staff member or parents. For many students, referral to an outside agency is preferred. The Counsellors have developed strong working relationships with external agencies and with practitioners in private practice, and continue to support the student at school in consultation with the external treating clinician. Consultation with families forms an important part of our practice.
The Counsellors are also involved with a number of evidence based group programs aimed at preventing anxiety and depression.
The Counselling Department is located in the Wagan Building, along with Learning Support and Careers. We have a full time receptionist who welcomes all students and who ensures that any student who presents in distress is seen by someone immediately.