The Guidance team at Onslow College is available to all students.
The Counsellors are available for assistance with social and emotional issues, the team are all professionally trained/qualified and members of the New Zealand Association of Counsellors.
Counselling is always confidential unless there is a risk to the safety of the student or others.
The Guidance team also has access to a variety of other health services and will refer on where necessary.
Senior Guidance Counsellor - Linda Eastman
Guidance Counsellor - Nicky Depree
Youth Wellbeing Study
The Youth Wellbeing Study is a research project about the wellbeing of young New Zealanders and rangatahi, with a specific focus on non-suicidal self-injury. Since 2012 a team of researchers at Victoria University have been investigating the factors that place young people at risk of self-injuring, as well as the factors that protect them from self-injury. The Youth Wellbeing Study will run from 2012 - 2016.
The main research aims are to:
- Examine the similarities and differences between adolescents who have never self-injured, those who experiment once or twice with self-injury, and those who regularly use self-injury as a way to cope with distress.
- Investigate barriers to help-seeking for adolescents who self-injure.
More details are on the VUW website - http://www.victoria.ac.nz/psyc/research/youth-and-...