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Kariong Mountains High School

Kariong Mountains High School

Unity Knowledge Respect

Telephone02 4340 0246

Emailkariongmtn-h.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Friend help

Taking a 'first-aid' approach to support:

I am Worried about my friend...

Helping friends out can be both rewarding and challenging. When friends are struggling with mental fitness, it is important for us to take a 'first aid' approach and remember that we do not have to take on the responsibility to fix problems. Good friends understand that they can listen and then should let a trusted adult know what is happening. We can recommend places to go for support (see below), but should not set ourselves up as experts – This can cause stress for us and prevents our friends from getting the appropriate support that they need.

Where to send our friends for support

At School:

  • YEAR ADVISOR
  • SCHOOL COUNSELLOR
  • TEACHER

In the Community:

  • GP
  • TRUSTED PARENT /ADULT
  • SPORTS COACH

Download this fact sheet from Headspace:

WHEN YOUR FRIEND IS NOT OK

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