Narara Valley High School

For the Future

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Emotional health is a state of positive psychological functioning. It can be thought of as an extension of mental health; it's the 'optimal functioning' end of the thoughts, feelings, and behaviours that make up both our inner and outer worlds.

It includes an overall experience of wellness in what we think, feel, and do through both the highs and lows of life.


The wellbeing of children and young people is supported when teachers, parents and carers have improved knowledge and skills in knowing how to recognise, respond to and support them when they experience mental health concerns. It is this partnership between the school and the family that is essential in ensuring children and young people can make the most of their educational opportunities.

To assist with this, SAFEMinds: At Home was developed for parents and carers to provide them with a variety of information and resources that will assist them to identify, inquire and take appropriate action to reach out for support if they are concerned about their child.

Helpful tips for returning to school after lockdown

COVID-19 has required everyone to make changes: how we live, how we socialise, how we learn. Find helpful tips to support secondary students as they prepare to return to school.

Helpful tips for secondary students returning to school

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Meet the team


Relieving Head Teacher Welfare

Nicole Ludlam


Relieving Head Teacher Welfare

Lauren Rolfe


Student Support Officer 

Bayhan Baydar


School Counsellor

Tim Bowden


School Counsellor

Nada Potter

Access to Support Services

Access direct links to mental health organisations, fact sheets, help lines and additional resources.

Fact Sheets

This selection of fact sheets below are sourced from the beYou website, please visit the site for further information on a wide range of topics:

Adolescent Development


Body Image


Digital Mental Health

Resilience and Mental Health

School Refusal

Stress Management

Supporting Children and Young People Affected by Grief

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