The Wellbeing team at Timbarra College P-9 works closely with a number of local external organisations to provide our students with the opportunity to participate and engage in well being programs targeted on different focus areas throughout the year. Below are organisations that have a long standing working relationship with our young people and the wider school community.

Engagement Programs

AYA (African Youth Alliance)

Programs run for whole class and/ or for small groups. Facilitators discuss key aspects around respectful relationships, racism, language, self regulation and engagement.

The Big Sister Experience

Interactive, practical and hands on workshops for small groups. Modules cover body image, the safe use of social media, mental health and wellbeing, gratitude and supporting the sisterhood.

Speak Share

Speak & Share ‘People Before Students’ program has been designed with input from mental health professionals to elevate schooling culture and productivity by increasing meaningful connection and normalising the conversations around mental health in a safe, judgement free and inclusive environment to promote happy and healthy students.

Casey 360 Bus

A mobile youth information centre for young people in the City of Casey. The bus visits Timbarra P-9 College once a term and provides students with an opportunity to talk youth workers and gain information on a range of issues relevant to our young people. The bus provides digital technologies such as video games, iMacs, and TV as a form of wellbeing.

Therapeutic Programs

Art Therapy by Eden Carell

Small group and one-on-one sessions designed to use creative therapeutic methods to explore and understand emotions, each session explores different aspects of self to assist with identifying and self regulating the identified emotion/thought.

MAT Program

The MAT Life Skills Program is an active modality that combines the principles of physical and mental wellbeing with those of therapeutic martial art training techniques. Its format engages and empowers young people to learn life skills and to better manage the challenges in their lives.