Health & Wellbeing


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Parent Support Hub

Varsity College is committed to providing an optimal learning environment for all of our students. In so doing, the college recognises the importance of wellbeing as the underpinning condition necessary for our students to achieve and flourish. Further, as an education provider the college recognises that sometimes other specialised agencies have an important part to play in supporting our students and their parents.

This page has been developed in order to provide links to those agencies who can support our young people and their parents.

Agency links are provided for personal support, family support and for assistance with career decisions. We hope you find this resource valuable.

March 2021

As we approach the school holidays, we ask that you take the time to check in with your young person and support them to connect and seek help as needed. Continue to have open conversations with your child, encourage self-care and let them know that you’re there to support them. If you notice changes in your young person or become worried over the holidays, we encourage you to please reach out for help. Below are some support options:

Suggested home activity – 7 tips for a healthy headspace

Put aside 30 or 60 minutes to sit with your young person and explore the 7 tips for a healthy headspace. Be curious and enquire how you can play a supportive role to help your child stay motivated and take small steps each day…

Mental Health Support

eHeadspace - An online counselling service

Kids Helpline - ​24 hour confidential counselling service

Bullying No Way - ​A site for students, parents and teachers around bullying

​Black Dog Institute – Moderated online community and resources for mental health

Beyond Blue - Provides information and support to help everyone in Australia achieve their best possible mental health, whatever their age and wherever they live

​Smiling Mind – Not for profit organisation that works to make mindfulness accessible to all

Child Youth Mental Health (Gold Coast) - Offering multi-disciplinary teams who are experienced in understanding and working with the emotional and behavioural problems facing children, young people and their families. 

Primary Student Support

Kids Helpline - ​24 hour confidential counselling service

Eat for Health - Advice about the amount and kinds of foods that we need to eat for health and wellbeing.

Act for Kids - Act for Kids is an Australian charity providing free therapy and support services to children and families who have experienced, or are at risk of child abuse and neglect.

Raising Children - provides ad-free parenting videos, articles and apps backed by Australian experts

​Bravehearts - Australia’s leading child protection organisation

ACMA - Australian Communications & Media Authority
Parent Support

Parentline – Free counselling and support for parents and carers

Centacare – Catholic support services providing help and creating hope

Mission Australia – Integrated nationwide services helping people find safe and affordable housing, supporting disadvantaged children and families, empowering troubled young people, assisting people with mental illness and disability, and much more

eSafetyCommissioner - Keeping kids safe online

​Reach OutHear from others about what has helped them and share what you're going through!

Family & Child Connect - Family and Child Connect can help with a range of family and parenting challenges.
Dr Robyn Silverman - How to talk to Kids about any thing.

Disability Support

NDIS - Implement the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), which will support a better life for hundreds of thousands of Australians with a significant and permanent disability and their families and carers


​Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia - A registered charity and Australia’s only national support organisation, dedicated to helping individuals and carers alike in managing allergy and anaphylaxis

Women's & Children's Health Network (Child and Youth Health) - Promotes the health, well-being and development of children, young people and families

Healthier Kids School Program - Bringing health and activity into Australian schools

Education Support

​Learning Potential - Ideas to help you nuture your child's potential

Study Vibe - StudyVibe is a  FREE repository of educational resources. It is designed to support students to develop as effective learners and provide carefully curated resources to support teachers' curriculum development and improve learning outcomes for students in middle and senior schools. 

Tertiary Pathways Support

​Good University Guide - Find courses, compare university ratings and explore careers

MyFuture – Take the first steps to managing your career.  Discover your strengths to help make the right career decisions for you

QTAC - ​Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (online service centre)

Griffith University – Offers many options for study post high school

Southern Cross University - Offers many options for study post high school

Bond University - Offers many options for study post high school

University of Southern Queensland - Offers many options for study post high school

​The University of Queensland - Offers many options for study post high school

QUT - Offers many options for study post high school

​TAFE Queensland - Offers many options for study post high school

​Study Assist – Information for students about government assistance for financing tertiary study

My Skills - My Skills website is an Australian Government initiative to ensure training consumers have access to current, straightforward, independent and trustworthy Information to help them make choices about their training options

World of Work

​Job Outlook – Job Outlook can help you make decisions about study and training, your first job, or your next step in your career

Career One – Find jobs online, nationwide

​Indeed Job Search – Find jobs online, nationwide

​Australian Apprenticeships Pathways - Information for people considering career options, employers looking at recruitment and those providing support and advice

Seek – Find jobs online, nationwide

​Fair Work Ombudsman – Information and advice about your workplace rights and obligations

Australian Jobs - Provides an overview of trends in the Australian labour market

MyFuture - MyFuture is a comprehensive tool for career profiling

Getting Set for Life

Human Services - ​Formerly Centrelink

Tax File Number – Information on Tax file numbers and how to apply

Free2Go – Youth program designed to help you get your licence, stay safe on the road and start your journey as a driver in Queensland

Applying for a birth certificate - You should use this application form to get a Queensland birth certificate, a replacement birth certificate or a commemorative birth certificate package

Residential Tenancies Authority - Provides tenancy information and support, bond management, dispute resolution, investigations and prosecutions, and education services
Last reviewed 30 March 2021
Last updated 30 March 2021