Adolescent Health

Adolescent Health and Wellbeing is at the centre of CTS. All young people are faced with a variety of physical, social, emotional and personal challenges, our approach is to provide the resources for students to build on their own self care for now and in the future to overcome these challenges. To have the strategies in place to overcome adversity and succeed.

 

The following links provide various sources of information and support to help develop, nurture and improve the wellbeing of young people and their families.

 

Support and Counselling for Young People and their Families

 

eheadspace
A confidential, free and secure space where young people 12 – 25 or their family can chat, email or speak on the phone with a qualified youth mental health professional.

 

Kids Helpline
A counselling service for Australian children and young people aged between 5 and 25 years.

 

Youth Beyond Blue
Contains really useful information and factsheets about Depression and Anxiety in young people. It also assists in finding appropriate supports, including a directory of doctors and mental health practitioners and a helpline to help in navigating this directory.

 

Body Kind Families

A program to boost parents'/carers' confidence in promoting positive body image and responding to body image concerns in their teenage children. Offers supports for families to be kind to their own body and others. 

 

Butterfly

Access to information surrounding eating disorders and body image issues. Support services, treatment and resources are all available. 

 

R U OK  

A harm prevention charity that encourages people to  stay connected and have conversations that can help others through difficult times in their lives. 

 

DARTA

Drug and Alcohol Research and Training Australia (DARTA) provides education on a wide range of alcohol and other drug issues.

Information and fact sheets are available for parents/guardians and adolescents.

 

Legal Aid

A free service helping Victorians with their legal issues. Legal Aid covers information about sex and the law, fines and infringements, family violence and intervention orders, parenting arrangements and child contact and much more. 

 

5 ways parents can help teenagers study for exams

Reach out has provided a resource for parents to assist their teens study for exams. Some good hints and tips for this stressful time during school.


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