Health and Wellbeing
The purpose of this page is to provide an awareness of the various programmes / services available to the Tararua College student and their family which can assist in wellbeing in and out of college.
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There has been some concerns raised around the recent (April 2017) release of a Netflix programme called 13 Reasons Why - The New Zealand Association of Counsellors advocate that for anyone finding themselves in such a situation; talking is the best approach to dealing with a personal struggle.
For more thoughts on the show click on the link. For support see the links below.
It is a living document and we seek your support and help in maintaining up to date information. Please contact Clive at TC with your comments.
(Last update 24/04/17)
He oranga ngākau, He pikinga waiora (Positive feelings in your heart will raise your sense of self-worth)
Responsibility and Services at the College
- Board of Trustees (BOT)
- Guidance Counsellor - Clive Bickerstaff
- Special Education Needs Coordinator (SENCO) - Mrs Gilda McKnight
- Principal / Teachers
List of NGOs
List of Ministries / Agencies
Ministry Of Health
- MidCentral DHB - Mental Health - Crisis Team
- Oranga Hinengaro Maori Mental Health
- CPHO – Rangitane Trust
- Drug & Alcohol Counselling
- Smoking Cessation Intervention
- Public Health Nurses – free student consultations at Tararua College
- Mates & Dates : Run for year 9 & 10 to help understand healthy relationships (Anticipated to run Term 3 for Yr9)
- Sensitive Claims : Can be made without police.
- Loves Me Not : Run for the year 12 & 13 focus on understanding what is relationship abuse and consent.
- CHOICE : Run for year 11-13 students - Healthy choices
- Local Youth Aid Police Officer - Hamish Aide (also on BOT)
Ministry for Vulnerable Children, Oranga Tamariki (launched 1st April 2017 - incorporates CYFs and some additional MSD functions)
Ministry Of Education
New Zealand Government Acts governing the Student’s education and well being
Additional wellbeing web sites offering support
- http://www.theduluthmodel.org/training/wheels.html : Power & Control model
- Lifeline 0800 543 345
- Suicide Crisis Helpline 0508
828 865 available 24/7
- Youthline 0800 376 633 or free text 234 available 24/7 (Youth line are anticipated to run their programme Term 2)
- Kidsline 0800 543 754
- Whatsup 0800 942 8787 1pm –
- Depression Helpline 0800 111
757 available 24/7
- Rainbow Youth 09 376 4155
weekdays 11am – 5pm
- Netsafe 0508 638 723 (0508NETSAFE) also for reporting cyber bullying https://www.netsafe.org.nz/advice/young-people/
- Manline 06 358 1211 => www.manline.co.nz :Men helping men
- Problems at school? 0800 499 488 = > Freephone parents legal information