Head Teacher Wellbeing
Head Teacher Wellbeing responsible for Year 7, 9 and 11. As part of her role she works closely with the Year Advisors and Deputy of these year groups, and Miss Peasley, to help ensure that Orange High School students are known, valued and cared for. The Head Teachers Wellbeing are based in the Student Hub, which has a focus on supporting students from all year groups to continue to develop their skills and capacity to be proactive in regards to their wellbeing.
Student Hub Coordinator
Orange High School introduced a new role in 2020 of Student Support Officer, which ties in with the establishment of the Student Hub. This role is centred on supporting students across many aspects of their schooling life, including wellbeing. We are very fortunate to have Linda Philpott in this role. Linda comes to the position with a strong background in literacy, numeracy and learning support, and has utilised these skills to assist students in their academic organisation. Linda has a particular focus on working with our Yr 12 students, who are benefiting enormously from her proactive and encompassing approach.
Student Support Officer
Natalie Cumberland is the Student Support Officer (SSO) of Orange High School.
Natalie is part of the Wellbeing Team and will be working closely with students, staff & the whole school community. Natalie is here to advocate and support the young people of the school, to listen, respect and respond to students’ needs, provide support and guidance when students struggle and to assist in developing skills to help them prepare for their future.
Over the past 20 years, Natalie has worked in Orange and around the Central West area as a Youth Worker, Drug & Alcohol Counsellor/ Educator & Case Worker in youth refuges/ accommodation services and drug & alcohol detox/ rehab facilities, the Department of Juvenile Justice & NSW Health.
Orange High School supports student wellbeing in a variety of ways, both inside & outside of school. Below are some fantastic resources for both students & parents to help take care of their wellbeing.
Psychological Resources For Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Reach Out provides practical tools and support to help young people get through everyday issues to tough times! Reach Out provides personalised support recommendations based on your needs!
Beyond Blue is an organisation who equips people of ages with skills to protect their mental health by driving change & providing support for depression, anxiety & suicide prevention. Beyond Blue can be contacted via phone 1300 22 4636, instantly via online chat on their website & via email where a response can be given within 24 hours.
The Black Dog Institute is a non-for-profit organisation dedicated to improving the lives of people affected by poor mental health. The institute uses scientific research to diagnose, treat and prevent mood disorders such as depression & bipolar.
Office of the Children's - eSafety Commissioner
The office of the Children's is dedicated to ensuring young people have safe & positive online experiences & encourage youth to act responsibly online. They provide online safety education for both young people & parents to equip all Australians with the knowledge to be cyber safe. The eSafety website is a fantastic resource for parents
R U OK is a suicide prevention charity that encourages Australians to connect with people around them and support anyone struggling with lifes challenges by asking the simple yet powerful questions 'R U OK?'. The R U OK website is full of resources to help anyone who may be struggling from mental health.
Headspace provides early intervention mental health services to 12-25 year olds struggling with mental health, physical health, work & study support and alcohol & drug services. Headspace can be contacted by phone on 1800 650 890, via online chat or email.
We are lucky enough in Orange to also have a Headspace Centre at 264 Peisley Street Orange.
Lifeline provides 24 hour access to crisis support and suicide prevention services. Lifeline can be instantly reached on 13 11 14 as well as on their website via online chat.
1800 011 511
The Mental Health Line is a 24 hour telephone service operating 7 days a week across NSW giving those who call instant access to a mental health professional & connection with local care services.