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WELLBEING HUB

The wellbeing of our school community is of utmost importance to us at BSC. We have a dedicated and professional wellbeing team to help our students with anything they're going through - big or small.

On top of this, we have a great connection with Banyule Youth Services, who provide free youth support, activities, and advice for high school students and their families. 

See below what's happening in the world of wellbeing below!

Zen your bedroom space 

Banyule Youth Services are continuing their online wellbeing series - this week, the topic is 'Zen your bedroom space'. 

Learn tips for creating a bedroom space that will help you study and relax. 

Time: 4pm, Friday 14th of August

For more information or to register, text Kate on 0481 003 524 or email kate.james@banyule.vic.gov.au.

live online yoga classes every Thursday!

Yoga is an ancient practice with many modern benefits...

 

Have you heard of yoga? Would you like to try it in the comfort of your own home?

Yoga involves stretching and movement to help counter many hours of sitting in front of a screen. It helps release and strengthen your back, shoulders and legs. It also incorporates mindfulness to help ease stress, anxiety and worries. You always feel better after it!

Ms Benitez will run live classes every Thursday from 2:30pm-3:15pm. Interested? Email TB@bundoorasc.vic.edu.au to register. 

Ask izzy: connect with services

Ask Izzy is a free and confidential website that connects people to the services they need. Some of the services Ask Izzy provides access to are: housing, domestic and family violence help, food, health services, support and counselling, money help, drug & alcohol assistance and more. 

Ask Izzy is a great resource for those in need. If you or someone you know is in need of support services, visit the link below to check it out:

 

https://askizzy.org.au/ 

red cross extreme hardship support program

The Australian Red Cross has initiated a COVID support program for Victorians who are experiencing significant hardship during this time. To be eligible to receive financial relief, a person must: 

- live in Victoria

- be unable to access Commonwealth income support

- have very limited income, savings, and community support

- be a temporary or provisional visa holder, or undocumented migrant

If you'd like to learn more about this program, head to

redcross.org.au/vicrelief

speak up about the issues that concern you

Mission Australia has released its Annual Youth Survey, which asks Australians aged 15-19 about the issues they face in everyday life. It is a space for young Australians to speak up and provide valuable information for youth services, so they can better understand the current issues facing today's youth.

 

If you would like to have your voice heard, head to  https://www.missionaustralia.com.au/what-we-do/research-impact-policy-advocacy/youth-survey

to fill out the survey. 

study well from home

Each week, Banyule Youth Services hosts online Zoom seminars for young people. This week, its all about remote learning and how you can make the most of it!

Time: 4pm, Friday 7th August

If you're interested, contact Kate James to register - 

Text 0481 003 524 or email kate.james@banyule.vic.gov.au 

EMERGING YOUNG LEADERS PROGRAM FOR STUDENTS

The Youth Disability Advocacy Service is running a free leadership program for students who would like to gain leadership skills, team building confidence and amazing volunteer and work experience! To be eligible for the program students must be: 

- aged between 14 and 19

- a Victorian

- and identify as having a disability, chronic illness, being blind or vision impaired, being Deaf, neurodiverse and/or having lived experience of mental health issues.

 

For more information, and to apply, click here: https://www.yacvic.org.au/ydas/get-involved/youngleaders/ 

Mental health support, information and referral for young people

Did you know Banyule Youth Services provides mental health support for people aged 12-25 and their families? 

If you'd like support from one of the Banyule Youth team members you can connect with them via email, text message, Facebook message, phone call or video chat. 

All you need to do to have access to this incredible service is fill out a form by clicking this link: www.banyuleyouth.com/support

Music for mental health

As part of their online wellbeing program, Banyule Youth Services is hosting a free Zoom event for young people who would like to learn about the positive effect music can have on mental health! This will be happening on Friday the 31st of July at 4pm. 

 

If you'd like to attend, register by texting Kate on 0481 003 524 or email kate.james@banyule.vic.gov.au. 

For parents: notice changes in your young person

There might be changes in your child’s emotions, behaviour and thinking that indicate they may need some extra help. You might notice:

• feelings of fear, anxiety and sadness and/or angry bursts

• withdrawal from friends, family and activities

• being low in energy

• difficulty going to sleep

• changes in appetite

• trouble concentrating

• negative thoughts that won’t go away

• other changes in behaviour such as being more emotional or temper tantrums in younger children.

Headspace provides a comprehensive list of things you might notice about your child’s mental health. Visit: https://headspace.org.au/dads/

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