The school counselling service provides a counselling and psychological assessment service to students with specific support needs in NSW government schools. School counsellors work through the school welfare and learning support teams to improve student welfare and learning outcomes.
Every student from pre-school to Year 12 in NSW public schools is able to access the service.
Access to the school counselling service is gained by:
· self-referral from students
· referral from parents/ carers
· referral through the school's learning and support team
Students and parents can contact their school counsellor/school psychologist directly through the school.
School based referrals go through the school’s wellbeing and/or learning and support team. Parents and caregivers are informed of these referrals and give permission for the referral to proceed.
Principals may also refer a student to the school counselling service for assistance.