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Family Wellbeing

Students do best when their families are also doing well. At NAC we work with parents and carers where needed, doing our best to help make home life supportive and stable so that our young learners can thrive at school.

School TV – Help for All Families

Nowra Anglican College partnered with SchoolTV to give parents clear, fact-based information on challenges such as youth anxiety, drug and alcohol use, and cyberbullying. Each episode of SchoolTV addresses a major topic with expert interviews, fact sheets, recommended apps and resources. Using information from respected services such as Beyond Blue and Reach Out, parents save time and cut through the clutter by accessing the information they need when they need it.

 View NAC on School TV

Seasons for Growth – Help with Change or Loss

A 10-week program is offered each year to students who have experienced significant change or loss. Based on the principle that change, loss and grief are a normal and valuable part of life, it develops resilience and promotes social and emotional wellbeing. Peer support is a key element of the program, and confidentiality is strongly emphasised.

 Email Pastoral Care Coordinator

First Nations Support

Students who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander have access to a specialist mentor who advocate a stable, supportive environment tailored to the particular needs of each student.

 Email First Nations Student Support

Armed Forces Support

Students whose families are employed by Australia's Armed Forces have access to a specialist mentor who advocate a stable, supportive environment tailored to the particular needs of each student.

 Email Armed Forces Student Support

Additional Resources

ReachOut – Fact sheets and resources to help parents support their teenagers through everyday issues and tough times.

ThinkUKnow – A government website with both discussion points for parents/carers and practical applications at home for parental controls and app information.

Esafety – This website offers practical boundaries and ideas for online safety from the office of the Esafety Commissioner.

Headspace – Headspace is a confidential, free and secure space where young people 12 - 25 or their family can chat, email or speak on the phone with a qualified youth mental health professional. Young people may contact Headspace if they need advice, are worried about their mental health or are feeling isolated or alone.

Biteback – Bite Back is a new and ever-changing space where you can discover ways to amplify the good stuff in life, share real and personal stories with others, check out videos, blogs and interviews of interesting people, check and track your mental fitness, and get your teeth stuck in to a bunch of activities!

Student Wellbeing Hub – Topics include healthy minds and bodies, protecting against bullying, respecting diversity, building positive relationships, safe and responsible choices and being safe online. There are sections for educators, parents and students.