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Wellbeing Centre

The Wellbeing Team, comprised of the College Counsellor and Director of Wellbeing, plays a vital role in the pastoral care system at Scots College, working collaboratively with House Deans, Tutors, Chaplains, the Health Team, and other staff to promote the wellbeing of students. We know that learning and teaching happens when you feel settled and well. The Wellbeing Centre is open every school day during term time, providing a confidential and accessible service.

The primary responsibility of the Wellbeing Team is to support wellbeing through the delivery of school counselling or primary mental health nursing to students and staff. Our Wellbeing Team provides a safe, confidential, and non-judgemental space to talk through and get support. The Wellbeing Team provides students and staff with a way of talking over the difficulties they experience in a therapeutic relationship where we can explore difficult things and support individuals to make the changes they choose to make.

The aim of the Wellbeing Team is to support the learning and teaching at the college and build student and staff wellbeing capability and capacity. They help to build your toolbox of wellbeing strategies that you can use now and into the future. Any students requiring wellbeing support whilst at school can complete the online referral form below in the first instance. Parents and staff can also complete this form on behalf of students. Alternatively, appointments with a Wellbeing Team member can be made via the Wellbeing Section of the Scot-E site.

It is important to note that the Wellbeing Centre is NOT a primary healthcare service, and parents with concerns about their children outside school hours should contact their usual healthcare provider, YOUTHLINE (0800 37 66 33), Whatsup (0800 942 87 87), or Parent Helpline (0800 568 856).

College Counselling Services

If you would like to refer yourself or a child/young person to the College Wellbeing Team, you can do so by completing the form below. If you are already engaged with the College Wellbeing Team, you can make an appointment via the Scot-E Wellbeing Page.

Meet the Team

Jackie Calder School Counsellor
Jackie Calder

Jackie Calder is the full-time School Counsellor at the College and has been at the College for four years now. As School Counsellor, Jackie delivers counselling and support to students and staff. She has been a practising counsellor for over 18 years. Prior to Scots College, Jackie was based in a multidisciplinary Non-Government Organisation Family Support Service in South Auckland as the Head of the Counselling team and Practice Leader. Her areas of speciality include trauma counselling with children and young people, Family Harm, Victim Support, Employee Assistance Programme Counsellor, as a counsellor working as part of a Child Witness programme, and she is a trained Incredible Years Facilitator. For Jackie, the best thing about being a counsellor is creating and growing meaningful connections through her role as a counsellor, being able to make a difference, empowering others, and being able to witness the potential in others and be able to walk alongside them, supporting them to find their answers and solutions within so they can flourish and grow.

 

Amy Joe Director of Wellbeing
Amy Joe

Amy Joe is the Director of Wellbeing at the College and a Registered Nurse who has been at the college since 2021. As Director of Wellbeing, Amy has direct oversite of the provision of Counselling and Nursing Services at the College. She also coordinates all the wellbeing resources, health and wellbeing initiatives, and services for students, staff, and the College community. Amy provides direct mental health nursing support to students and staff at the college using a holistic lens and via a strength based, solution focus, and ACT approaches. Amy has been nursing for over 18 years and has a clinical nursing background in Mental Health nursing, working across many ages and stages of life, walking alongside individuals and their families in the community, inpatient units, and rehabilitation specialties. She has completed a Bachelor of Nursing, two Postgraduate Certificates in Mental Health Nursing and Forensic Psychiatric Care, and has a Master of Health Care.