wellbeing program

The Red Cliffs Secondary College’s Wellbeing program is central to the College’s goal of developing resilient, compassionate, successful citizens.

The aim of the wellbeing program is to support students to explore ways to develop their psychological, social, mental, emotional, spiritual, academic and physical health to achieve their optimal functioning.

The Wellbeing team can support students:

  • Counselling
  • Build strategies and skills to overcome mental and physical health concerns
  • Offer support around advice around navigating difficult relationship issues at school or home
  • Support students to manage study stress and build better school work habits and achieve their personal best.
  • Advocate for external and internal programs and referrals to support the young person.

The Wellbeing team consists of the following passionate professionals who work alongside the student support team:

  • Brittany Russo (Wellbeing Co-ordinator)
  • Marita Barnes (Mental Health Practitioner)
  • Jordan Fishlock (School Nurse)
  • Nick Mazza (Wellbeing Clinician)
  • Eddy (Wellbeing Dog)
Click here to download a brochure to find out more about our wellbeing team!


Students are able to self-refer by attending the Wellbeing Centre at recess or lunch but they are also encouraged to speak to the Year Level Coordinator or Sub School Leader to organise a referral.

Families are also able to contact the Wellbeing Coordinator to organise a referral for their child.

Doctors in Secondary Schools (DiSS) program:

Doctors in Secondary Schools is an initiative within schools to ensure young people have easily accessible medical care. Red Cliffs Secondary is fortunate enough to have a Doctor and a Nurse onsite every Thursday. Appointments can be made through Student Reception. 

Apps and Websites

au.reachout.comyouth issues
brave4you.psy.uq.edu.auworry/anxiety program
The Check-In Apphelp supporting a friend
The Smiling Mind Appmindfulness
www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au health
www.eheadspace.org.aumental health issues
www.parentline.vic.gov.auDepartment of Education and Training
www.parentline.com.aulinked with kidshelpline
www.yodda.org.auyouth, drugs and alcohol advice
www.youthbeyondblue.commental health issues



Centacare Family Services5051 0050
Child and Youth Mental Health Services (CYMHS)5022 3500
Orange Door/Child and Family Information, Referral and Support Team (ChildFIRST)1300 625 533
Child Protection1300 664 997 or 131 278 (AH)
Headspace5021 2400
KidsHelpLine 24/71800 551 800
LifeLine 24/7131 114
Mallee Domestic Violence 24/75021 2130
Mallee Family Care502 5966
Mallee Sexual Assault 24/75025 5400
Mental Health Triage and Acute Community Intervention Service 24/75022 3500
Mildura District Aboriginal Services (MDAS)5018 4100
Murray Mallee Community Legal Service1800 243 002
ParentLine132 289
Suicide Call Back Service1300 659 467
Sunraysia Mallee Ethnic Communities Council (SMECC)5022 1006
Sunraysia Community Health Services

5022 5444