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& Counselling
CatholicCare and Counselling

Counselling at school can be accessed by contacting your child’s teacher who will work with the school principal to assess whether counselling at school would be appropriate for your child.

Counsellors assist with issues such as:

  • stress

  • underachievement

  • mental health

  • family breakdown

  • grief

  • behavioural difficulties that impact on the student’s learning


This support can take the form of individual counselling or evidence-based group programs for students, as well as presentations and workshops for parents and school staff.

School counselling undertaken by CatholicCare is provided by qualified counsellors, social workers or psychologists. CatholicCare has a range of other services such as parent education, family recovery, and a Family and Relationships Program that complement the school counselling service and can be accessed through CCareline on 13 18 19.

Parent Line NSW

For instant phone support, Parent Line NSW has counsellors available to respond to enquiries or concerns about parenting children from 0–18 years. The Parent Line counsellors have qualifications in counselling, social work or psychology and are experienced telephone counsellors with specialised knowledge of evidence-based parenting strategies and programs.

Parent Line NSW counsellors can be accessed by calling 1300 1300 52 or through the Parent Line NSW website where you can ‘chat’ via Facebook Messenger. The service operates from 9am to 9pm Monday to Friday, and 4pm to 9pm on weekends.

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