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New telehealth support service for students

01 May 2020

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The ACT Government has set up a new telehealth service as part of its commitment to provide ongoing wellbeing support to students during remote learning in term 2.

The Student Wellbeing Telehealth Support Service (SWTSS) is being delivered by a team of psychologists and senior psychologists from the ACT Education Directorate.

The team will assist students and families via Google Meet video-calls or over the phone with appointments made via an online booking form or a phone booking system. Appointments can be made by public school students through an online booking form external link icon or by calling 6205 1559 and speaking to our booking officer. Appointments will be available between 9:00am and 4:30pm.

School psychologists allocated to schools will continue to provide assistance to their school community in addition to SWTSS team.

This service will offer students and their families psychological support for issues related to both wellbeing and learning.

It is not intended to provide crisis support or replace any usual therapeutic services accessed by students, such as Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS), headspace or your GP.

The service was successfully trialled at Lyneham High and Ngunnawal Primary in term 1.

A library of practical wellbeing resources for students and families is also available here.

It is important families look after their wellbeing. ACT public schools are committed to providing the best support possible to students and families as they deliver remote learning during term 2.