Anakie Primary School is committed to improving and supporting the Mental Health and Wellbeing of its students and community.

Programs we facilitate:

  • The Breakfast Club
  • Mental Health in Primary Schools (MHiPS)
  • Rights, Responsibilities, and Respectful Relationships (RRRR)
  • The Berry Street Educational Model (BSEM)
  • The Resilience Project (TRP)

Some links that might be useful to families:

Our Mental Health and Wellbeing Leaders (MHAWLs), Lauren Salajan and Tessa Wilson work at Anakie PS on Tuesdays.

MHAWL role:

  • Working with teachers to deliver specialised wellbeing programs including the Rights, Responsibilities, and Respectful Relationships Program (RRRR), Berry Street Education Model (BSEM), The Resilience Project (TRP), and the Mental Health in Primary Schools (MHiPS).
  • Providing sensory supports in response to formal Allied Health assessment recommendations.
  • Supporting the school community with disability inclusion and behaviour support plans
  • Assisting families with referrals, support letters, and applications to relevant services and supports, eg. National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), Centrelink, Child First, Orange Door, psychologists, speech therapists, occupational therapists (OT), paediatricians.
  • Supporting families to access financial supports for school uniform, shoes, groceries, Out of School Hours Care (OSHC), stationery and books.
  • Liaising with community organisations, including Headspace, Wathaurong, and family services.

For further information or support with Wellbeing please call 5284 1291 to speak to Tessa or Lauren; or email [email protected] with attention to Wellbeing Team.

Tessa Wilson & Lauren Salajan - Wellbeing