Mental Health Program


Nelson Park School is excited to have a new Mental Health program starting this term.

Jodie Hardman has started as our Mental Health worker and will be at our school three days per week (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday). The Mental Health program works with secondary school students (Years 7 to 12) to support their mental health so that they can continue to attend school and work toward their goals.

Having a Mental Health worker at the school will add to our wellbeing support team and focus on care, safety and wellbeing across the school and have extra support for students’ mental health while they are at school.

The mental health worker can also support the school and other mental health supports in the community to support students while they are at school.

Jodie may work to help the student find mental health supports in the community, or support the connection between school and community mental health supports that are already involved.

Jodie can also work with small groups of students on a topic to support their mental health. If you would like more information about the Mental Health program or think that it would be helpful for your child in year 7-12, please speak with your child’s teacher or Student Wellbeing Officer and they can give you more information.

There is also information about the Mental Health program on the Department of Education and Training website:

https://www.education.vic.gov.au/school/teachers/health/mentalhealth/Pages/mental-health-practitioners-secondary.aspx