The importance of student wellbeing and educational engagement is emphasised throughout all YMCA Vocational Schools programs. We provide intentional wellbeing support which is provided to students by our multidisciplinary team. This team is made up of; psychologists, counsellors, caseworkers/social workers, youth workers and wellbeing program coordinators.
Using YMCA’s Thrive Wellbeing Framework, we support students to increase their social and emotional wellbeing, as well as their drive and ability to participate in a school community, where they feel safe and connected. All students have access to one-on-one counselling onsite, and in-class support from experienced youth workers. The wellbeing team facilitate numerous group programs, which support students’ healthy development and growth in body, mind and spirit.