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Elanora Heights Public School

Elanora Heights Public School

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Telephone02 9913 7283


Health and Wellbeing Resources

Below are organisations which you may find helpful:

- EHPS school specific health and wellbeing resources

- Mental Health Hub - Dept of Education website

- Crisis Support - mental health, drug & alcohol, domestic violence.

- Medical services - GPs, Pathology & X-ray, Psychology & counselling, dental.

- Yoga & meditation

- Wellbeing seminars


Our school specific Health & Wellbeing Resources:

We have several organisations within our school, which run student and teacher programs, and information nights, who wish to reach out to our families and offer additional support.

  • Our school counsellors and social worker can still be contacted to offer phone support - please call school office.
    - Where To Guide for Families (PDF 806KB) when you can't go anywhere. A helpful list of resources, groups, and activities that you can participate in both online and offline from home or in your neighbourhood. We hope they bring inspiration and fun to the day for you and your family.
    Fun ideas and games, such as scavenger hunts (PDF 397KB) to encourage wellbeing and engagement amongst families, friends and other students. 
  • Jennie Hudson is Director of Macquarie Uni's Centre for Emotional Health, and parent at EHPS. Together with Macq. Uni's School of Education, and feedback from young people, parents and teachers, have put together COVID-19: We've Got This Covered! website. It provides great information and tips about how parents can help their children with anxiety and depression, especially during this time.
  • GOT IT! specialises in an early intervention program that supports children’s social and emotional wellbeing. It is provided by NSW Health.
    Phone: (02) 9887 5886 Mon-Friday
    Communication and contact details (PDF 311KB)
    Parent advice - supporting children's return to school (PDF 615KB)
  • Mrs Cybele Mannell, our learning support teacher (up to 2020), has a wonderful supportive website for both EHPS students and parents - EHPS Learning Support. This is for all families, not just those with learning difficulties. Please feel free to access all areas of the website, in particular Wellbeing and Aren't We Clever.

See Local Support and Other Resources webpage for resources and organisations available to the general public.


Mental Health Hub - Dept of Education website:

The site can be accessed by teachers, parents and students across every school sector, including independent and catholic schools, and has had input from leading mental health advocacy groups, including ReachOut, headspace, Kids Helpline and Beyond Blue.

The hub has some really practical resources, from tips on how to start a conversation with someone doing it tough to finding ways to improve their own mental fitness.

The website is broken down into three categories; information for parents, information for teachers and information for student.


Dept of Education / NSW Health advice:


Crisis Support:

Adult Mental Health, Drug & Alcohol and Domestic Violence

Police: Triple Zero - 000

Northern Beaches Area Command – Dee Why: 9971 3399

Northern Beaches Hospital Mental Health Unit: 9105 6301

Mental Health Emergencies:

Northern Beaches Adult Mental Health Acute Care
Extended Hours Team (24 hour/7 days)
Phone: 1800 011 511

A mobile mental health crisis intervention and support to people in the Northern Beaches Council area who require urgent or intensive mental health assistance.



Drug and Alcohol:

1.    The Alcohol and Drug Information Service (ADIS)
Ph: (02) 9361 8000 or 1800 422 599
a 24-hour telephone service for alcohol and drug information, referrals, and counselling.

2.    Opioid Treatment Line (OTL)
Ph: 1800 642 428 Available 9:30am-5pm Monday- Friday
Provides information, support, and advice regarding opioid substitution therapy.

3.       The stimulant Treatment Line (STL)
Ph: (02) 9361 8088 
or 1800 101 188 – 24hour service
Referrals, crisis counselling and support specifically around stimulant use (e.g. speed, ice, ecstasy, cocaine)

4.       Family Drug Support (FDS)
A caring non-religious organisation providing non-judgmental, non-directive support and information for families and friends of drug and/or alcohol users across Australia.


Domestic Violence:

Domestic Violence 24hr Line: 1800 65 64 63
Crisis counselling and practical advice for females who are victims of Domestic Violence.


‘1800Respect’: 1800 737 732 - 24 hours
Support to people impacted by sexual assault, domestic or family violence and abuse.


Male Domestic Violence victims – 1300 78 99 78
A telephone and online counselling service for men with emotional health and relationship concerns.


Local ‘Bulk-Billed’ Medical services

General Practitioners:

1)    Elanora Medical Centre: (02) 9913 1155
       59 Kalang Road, Elanora Heights 2101

2)    Elanora Medical Practice: (02) 8397 8190
        Shop 3, 69 Kalang Road, Elanora Heights 2101
        Bulk billing available for under 16’s and Pensioners

3)    Elm Rd. Medical Centre: (02) 9913 3619
        Shop 75, Warriewood Square, Warriewood 2102 (next to Service NSW)
        Bulk-billed ‘Telehealth’ GP Consultations

4)    Narrabeen Family Practice: (02) 9913 7311
        4 Albert Street, Narrabeen 2101
         Bulk Billed ‘Telehealth’ GP consultations

5)    Gateway Medical Centre, Mona Vale: (02) 9998 3400 
        Level 2, 1 Mona Vale Road, Mona Vale, 2103 
        Bulk-Billed GP Consults, Skin Cancer Screening, Allergy testing and Audiology 

Pathology & Xray:

Mona Vale Urgent Care Centre: (02) 9998 6399
Mona Vale Hospital
Coronation Street, Mona Vale 2103

Aside from providing urgent treatment for injuries and illnesses, MVUCC also conduct pathology and X-Ray services fully covered by Medicare. All request forms are accepted, regardless of provider.



Psychology and Counselling services:

1.    Wellbe Psychology and Counselling – Dee Why
Phone: (02) 9627 1177
4/683 Pittwater Road, Dee Why 2099
Bulk Billed Family Psychology and Counselling Services

2.    Child & Youth Mental Health Service
Appointments - by Referral only: (02) 9938 5150
Brookvale Community Health Centre 
612-624 Pittwater Road, Brookvale, 2100 
NSW Health (Govt) service for children aged 0-17 (18 if still at school).

3.    Northern Beaches Youth and Family Counselling Service
: (02) 9976 1486
Free counselling to Northern Beaches families and children aged between 12 and 18 years for issues relating to family relationships, school or work, mental health, drug and alcohol issues, violence, sexual identity and or other concerns.

4.    One Door - Balgowlah
Mental Health Team (02) 9199 6177 
Health Care (02) 9199 6143
Lot 2 Quirk Road, Balgowlah 2093
One Door Health Care can provide you with access to bulk-billed health care services to support your mental health and wellbeing  

5.    University of Sydney Brain and Mind Centre - Psychology Clinic 
Phone: (02) 9114 4343
Level 2, Building F (M02F), 94 Mallett St Camperdown
Affordable therapy for children, adolescents and families. Sessions cost $10 - $20.



Brookvale Dental Clinic: Phone 1300 732 503
Brookvale Community Health Centre
612-624 Pittwater Road, Brookvale NSW 2100 
Free public dental healthcare, available to all children. https://www.nslhd.health.nsw.gov.au/CYFH/CPS/Pages/OralHealth.aspx


Accessible/Free Yoga and Meditation:

1)    ‘Insight Timer’ (Meditation) App: Available from your app store.
A free app for all ages - Includes a library of more than 30,000 varied-style meditations. There is also a dedicated kids section providing content for young children and teenagers, covering help for sleep, anxiety, learning to meditate and audible stories that include well known titles such as Cinderella, Where is the Green Sheep? and The Frog Prince. Insight Timer also features music, courses, and talks on a range of topics in the wellness space.

2)   ‘Making Meditation Mainstream’
Free ‘live’ meditation sessions based on the Northern Beaches, currently offered online – all about connection to nature, connecting to self and to each other.

3)    Louise Kelly - Surfside Yoga Tribe:
Louise is a local Yoga teacher currently offering discounted ($10 classes) for online and some group outdoor yoga classes. Her indoor studio will reopen on 13/06/2020. Sign up to her newsletter for your first online class free! Bookings are essential.


Wellbeing Webinars:

1.  Hosted by Northern Beaches Council


A series of free weekly ‘Wellbeing Webinars’ held each Wednesday evening between 7:30-8:30pm. Webinars are hosted by a range of local experts, offering tips and information on the support services available locally with question time at the conclusion of each session.


2.  Reach Out - Teacher's Wellbeing

Reach Out have put together 'Tips for Teacher's Wellbeing' tool for coping with COVID.



3.  Jennie Hudson is Director of Macquarie Uni's Centre for Emotional Health, and parent at EHPS. Together with Macq. Uni's School of Education, and feedback from young people, parents and teachers, have put together COVID-19: We've Got This Covered! website. It provides great information and tips about how parents can help their children with anxiety and depression, especially during this time.