Counselling & Wellbeing

Counselling & Wellbeing


CatholicCare's School, Student and Family Program (SSFP) school counsellors promote the well-being and development of students and improve connectedness with families and the school community. Support may involve assessing and meeting the needs of students through counselling in areas including self-esteem and confidence, family, peer and teacher relationships, grief and loss, resilience, anxiety and depression, and body image concerns. CatholicCare's School Counsellors can also provide consultation and/or education, and resources and referrals to staff and families. Counsellors work to support the school in promoting wellbeing and fostering a positive learning environment.

Our counsellors provide a professional and confidential service to students and families in response to their particular needs. Referrals to Magdalene Catholic Collage counsellors, Bianca Scaramella and Ash Stevenson, can be made through the Pastoral Care Coordinator or your child's Year Coordinator.


From time to time, students and their families need extra support to get through difficult times or to better manage their mental health. We are fortunate that, in our wider community, there are so many agencies and organisations that work to keep kids and families healthy. The services listed below are not associated with the school, except for CatholicCare who provide our school counsellors.

For other services (including parent courses) provided by CatholicCare and other agencies, please click on the links below.



We focus on client needs, offering people and communities opportunities for growth, healing, resilience and hope. Our range of professional programs and services help individuals and families to have fulfilled and connected lives in increasingly just and supportive communities.

Reach Out

An excellent website for young people with lots of information about the many issues facing young people, such as mental health, relationships, drugs and alcohol, sex and sexuality and school issues.

Lifeline 13 11 14

A national 24 hour telephone and online counselling service for all ages.

Bullying - No Way!

Let's work together to create learning environments where every student and school community member is safe, supported, respected and valued.

Kids' Helpline 1800 551 800

A national 24 hour telephone and online counselling service for children and young people in Australia.

Beyond Blue

Beyond Blue's dedicated site for youth. Information, resources and support for young people dealing with depression and/or anxiety.

Parent Line NSW 1300 1300 52

Parent Line is a telephone counselling, information and referral service for parents of children ages 0 to 18 who live in New South Wales