Our Team


Wellbeing Coordinator - Rachel

Rachel has spent 24 years working in education, she has a Dip. Early Childhood, BA Counselling and a MA in Health and Human Services, Rachel also works as our school chaplain two days a week. Rachel has worked accross education and wellbeing services in eight different schools across Victoria and in China. Rachel loves reading and swimming, enjoys being outdoors and can't say no to cinnamon donuts. Rachel is passionate about supporting young people and their families to acheive wellness, she does this by offering the following supports;

  • Mental health mentoring
  • Referrals to support external services
  • Managing stress and anxiety
  • Relationships and friendships
  • Healthy Lifestyle
  • Breakfast club
  • Small group sessions
  • Hands on Learning



Mental Health Practitioner -Jen


Jen is a psychiatric/mental health nurse with 30 years experience working in various roles within the health industry, mostly in the acute adult mental health inpatient setting. Jen left the health service last year and now work for the education department as a Mental Health Practitioner across three schools , Cobden Technical school, Terang College and Hampden Special School Cobden, one day a week in each school. Jen enjoys spending time at the beach, travelling, gardening, cooking and spending time with her family, she can't say no to cheese and biscuits. Jen offers the following services;

  • Adolescent mental health support
  • 1:1 counselling
  • Early intervention of mental health issues
  • Health promotion
  • Small group mental health sessions
  • Referrals to support external services


School Nurse - Mel

Mel has been a Nurse/Midwife for 22 years, she has a Certificate IV Community Services (Disability studies) and a BA in Nursing & Midwifery. She has supported families toward wellness across a range of services including; practice nurse in Camperdown, South West Health Care and Timboon Health Care. Mel  loves the outdoors and staying fit, she can't say no to icecream. Mel has been a School Nurse for the past 18 months and has completed her training as a presenter for Teen Mental Health First Aid. She presents this to students at two schools as well as the health components of the Respectful Relationship Program. Mel offers the following services;

  • Adolescent health concerns
  • Mental Health
  • Relationships and Friendships
  • Smoking, alcohol, and drug use
  • Body image
  • Healthy eating, Breakfast Club


The Safe and Supportive Team

At CTS we provide an inclusive social, academic and emotional learning environment for all of our students.


Our Student Engagement and Safe and Supportive Learning Team includes a multi-disciplinary group of people comprising our: Wellbeing Coordinator, Sub School Leaders, Mental Health Practitioner, School Nurse, Chaplain and Learning Mentors.


We pride ourselves in our knowledge and understanding of the correlation between learning and wellbeing, and we work collaboratively with our parents, carers and families to ensure we are providing the best possible learning and wellbeing outcomes for all of our students.




Students can self refer or be referred by a parent/teacher for appointments. Listed below are the days that the Wellbeing Team are availbale for appointments. Students can also drop into the Wellbeing room. 

  • Adolescent Health Nurse: Wednesday & Thursday
  • Mental Health Practitioner: Wednesday
  • School Counsellor: Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday
  • School Chaplain: Thursday & Friday

The wellbeing team are also involved in - classroom health, wellbeing lessons and lunch time activities.



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