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Health

Health Promoting School Nurse (HPSN)

Centralian Senior College has a strong commitment to the wellbeing of students.  The College implements the principle that “Every teacher is a teacher of wellbeing (Mind Matters)”.  A school based wellbeing team meets weekly to co-ordinate support for students who “are at academic risk due to a combination of significant social and emotional issues, attendance and behavior needs” (Student Wellbeing Team referral criteria, CSC).   The Wellbeing and Behaviour Policy CENTRALIAN SENIOR COLLEGE December 2011 (see link) provides further information.
The main role of the HPSN is to foster/enhance the ability of College students to make informed choices about issues which affect their everyday lives (including drugs, alcohol, sexual and general health).  This can occur on an individual, group or whole College community level and take many forms: classroom delivery with teachers, information for study and/or promotional activities for specific identified health issues (e.g. cancer awareness through Biggest Morning Tea).  Invitations and referrals to government and non-government organisations to promote the health and wellbeing of College students are also made by the HPSN.

Useful links

Eating Disorders/Body Image Drugs and Alcohol
   
   
  1. Drug and Alcohol

    Australian Drug Foundation (ADF) website containing extensive resources, facts and information about alcohol and drugs. National Cannabis… Read More.

  2. Eating Disorders/Body Image

    The Butterfly Foundation is Support for Australians experiencing eating disorders including a support line and web counselling. National Eating… Read More.