Well-being Support

Green Bay High School
Supporting students’ well-being is a really important part of what we do at Green Bay High School. We have a wide range of ways we work to make our school a great place to be and a supportive environment when our students face challenges in life.

Counselling and Support
Our Guidance Counsellors are Cameron Dickson (MNZAC, Registered with NZAC, PgDipEd counselling, GradDipTchLn, B.A.) and Elaine Jacobsen (Provisional Member, Registered with NZAC, BCouns).

Alongside them is a team of part time counsellors and our 24/7 Youth workers.  Our counsellors work out of Student Services in the administration block. Julie Southey and Clare Thomas in Student Services reception are happy to help you access any service you need.

With this team we are able to provide a range of highly professional support services and programs that are implemented individually, in small groups and across the school.

Counsellors are available to explore any difficulties and concerns students are facing. Our team is experienced in working with the many issues which affect young people and their families. We work alongside families to support our students. We also work closely with external agencies, to ensure families and students are able to access the resources available within our community.

Counsellors work out of a client centred practice, using a variety of counselling methods in order to best support each client’s needs and preferences.

We adhere to professional standards of The New Zealand Association of Counsellors and their Code of Ethics. This means that all counselling is confidential unless there is an imminent risk to safety.

We work collaboratively within our strong pastoral team (Deans, Wellbeing, Supported Learning and Student Services) to support student. Our goal is to improve a student’s emotional well being, which in turn reduces barriers to a student’s academic progress, and other life goals. We share a commitment to work towards a socially healthy and emotionally safe school.

Referrals are welcome from students, parents and staff. An appointment system is used to ensure Counsellors are able to support students effectively.

How to make an appointment?

APOINTMENT CLICKStudents:
The best way to request an appointment is to click on the image (left) or scan the QR code (right) qrcode
and fill out the brief online form. Alternatively paper forms are available in Student Services in a tray labeled counselling request form next to the staffroom door. Please hand them to Julie Southey or Clare Thomas at Student Reception once you have filled them out. If you need any help just ask.
It may be possible to see a counsellor immediately if urgent. Ask your teacher to give you a note to leave class. You must then report to Julie or Clare.
If you would like to find out more about the counselling services available at Green Bay High School, please speak to Cameron. Students are welcome to drop in to find out more about counselling if he is available.

Parents and Caregivers:
If you would like to seek counselling support for a student, have any questions or queries about counselling or support at Green Bay High School, or you have any concerns about your son or daughter, please feel free to contact Cameron:
Cameron Dickson
[email protected]
Phone: +64 9 817 8173 ext: 220

Out of School Help:
Waitemata DHB Youth Mental Health: Marinoto 0800 228666 – Ph 822 866 between 8.30 and 4.30, or for urgent help call the crisis team (24hrs) 822 600
Central Auckland DHB Youth Mental health: Kari Centre Ph 623 4646
General Support for young people, with great information on a range of issues: Youthline or 0800-376633 or txt 027 4 youths
General support for family supporting a young person, Common Ground. Highly recommended for parents.
Depression, anxiety, friendships and more: www.thelowdown.co.nz and www.depression.org.nz
Unhealthy or abusive relationships: The Sophie Elliott Foundation
Drugs and Alcohol Support and information for young people and their families: www.cads.org.nz
Domestic violence: Shine Shine Domestic Violence Centre (24 hour line) 0508 744 633
It’s not OK ph 0800 456 450
Family Action www.familyaction.org.nz ph 09 836 1987
Sexual orientation and gender identity, Information and support: Rainbow Youth
Body Image and Eating Issues: Eating Disorders Assoc NZ (EDANZ)
Sexual Health Services: Family planning
Auckland Sexual Health Services

Sexual abuse: support for survivors of: HELP or ph (24 hours) 6231700
For any young people supporting a friend who has had an unwanted sexual experience: www.gr8mates.org.nz
Autistic Spectrum Disorder: support for children and families Rainbow House
Young Women’s Health Dear Em A support community catering for young women
Organisations that support families: Family Works a huge range of services including counselling, parenting programs and budgeting advice.
Family Action Whanau Toa – Strong flourishing families a large range of services including counselling, support and refuge.
Online and social media challenges: Netsafe cyber bullying, scamming, security, advice for parents.