Counselling and Psychological Services

Counselling and Psychological

Mental illness is as real as any diagnosed physical illness and must be treated and taken seriously. Trinity’s team of registered psychologists are always prepared to provide diagnostic and therapeutic support – through direct support during school hours, but also in providing advice and access to external mental health services and professionals.

Counselling and Psychological Services at Trinity include:

  • Counselling for students PK-12
  • Conducting assessments, which may include individual or group tests of ability and achievement and a wide range of social, emotional and behavioural assessments
  • Providing consultation and support for parents/families
  • Supporting students during critical incidents
  • Providing psycho-education to students, staff and parents
  • Consulting and referring to external specialists
  • Following up child protection matters
  • Facilitating group programmes for students and parents as required

Welfare teams

At Trinity, we take the welfare and wellbeing of your sons very seriously. One way this is reflected in the School’s procedures is through the Welfare Teams. If a member of the staff or parent has a concern about a boy’s wellbeing or mental health, a referral is generated and triaged at the weekly Welfare Team meetings at the Senior School, Middle School, Preparatory School and Junior School.

Each referral is handled individually, and a team approach is taken for each case. A referral may involve Trinity’s Counselling and Psychological Support Service, it may involve our Academic Support Service, or it may require a referral and liaison with external professionals, including psychiatrists, psychologists, speech pathologists, occupational therapists, paediatricians or community mental health teams.