Counselling and Support

Canterbury provides industry leading psychological services to students, their families, and the wider College community.

Canterbury provides a whole school approach to counselling services in order to cater for the complexities associated with modern day schooling. We respond to the needs of our student body through a dedicated pastoral care program that feeds into a comprehensive referral process. Evidence-based psychological interventions are provided on campus to students and their families.

Counselling and Support Services at Canterbury include the following:

  • Individual counselling
  • Group counselling
  • Social skills support groups
  • Psycho-education programs
  • Mediation
  • Conflict resolution and restorative justice practices
  • Referral pathways and collaboration with external allied health professionals such as psychiatrists, paediatricians and psychologists.

If you wish to access the Canterbury counselling services, please contact your child’s classroom teacher in the Junior School or their Head of House in the Secondary School.

Additional support service contacts:

Kids Help Line: 1800 331 859
Lifeline: 13 11 14
Grief line: 9935 7400

Canterbury works in conjunction with multiple external service providers. This collaboration helps to ensure students and the wider College community are afforded industry leading counselling and psychological services.

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At Canterbury, we believe that bystanders are the largest group in the cycle of harm, and engaging them is the key to helping make schools safer.

Canterbury is proud to have been a Stymie Partner School since 2017. Stymie overcomes the bystander effect by enabling students to report incidents of harm, safely and anonymously, effectively turning bystanders into upstanders and working towards developing a bullying free environment within the school.

Stymie is about making the covert behaviours overt and dealing with them in a timely and appropriate manner.

Canterbury wellbeing staff receive these notifications via email and deal with them according to the existing Behaviour Management and Bullying Policy frameworks.

Each Stymie notification results in a conversation and provides evidence to backup the College’s investigations into incidents of bullying and harm.

The Stymie application can be found in the Student Wellbeing section of the College’s portal.