Wellbeing & Support

Student Wellbeing

We are committed to a school climate of genuine positive wellbeing for all, as we know that we achieve better results when we feel welcomed, supported, safe and cared about.

At Footscray High School, we believe that students and staff will teach and learn in a safe and positive environment. We also believe that student wellbeing and learning are deeply interwoven and that student wellbeing is the responsibility of all members of our school community.

At Footscray High School, we offer a positive, safe and supportive school environment so that each child can reach her or his personal best.  We take a whole school approach to wellbeing with our Positive Behaviours protocols and expectations.  Our approach is preventative and proactive, through our culture, our commitment to unconditional positive regard and the programs that are embedded in our curriculum.

There are also times when we need to provide high-level support for students with complex needs. This support is led by our Student Engagement Leader and our learning support team, supported by our connections to relevant external agencies and services nearby.

We are a proudly inclusive school. We are committed to supporting the diverse needs, thoughts and experiences of the young people in our care.

FHS Student Health & Wellbeing Hub

FHS Wellbeing Contacts

Students and Families can contact our wellbeing team via compass

Carly Clement – Head of Wellbeing, Inclusion & Mindfulness

Lara Stockdale – Inclusion Coordinator Junior Campuses

Jane Bailey – Inclusion Coordinator Kinnear Campus

External Support Services

In this time of uncertainty students and staff may want to access the following support services on weekends, school holidays and outside normal school hours. These services are available online and you can also speak directly to a support person via the telephone


Telephone and webchat is open from 9am until 1am every day;
contact 1800 650 890 or 



Webchat is available during 7pm – 12pm everyday or call 13 11 14 to speak to somebody directly. Available 24/7


Action Centre

03 9257 0100 Monday to friday, 9am – 5pm.


Kids Helpline:

1800 55 1800

Housing Support – Unison:

We are here to help and are available on the phone from 9am to 5pm, weekdays. Note that we are not available on weekends and public holidays. For assistance outside of these hours, please call the St Kilda Crisis Centre on 1800 627 727 (free call).


Frontyard (Melbourne City Mission):

If you require urgent housing assistance, there are 2 supports available.
For under 25s, please contact Frontyard on 03 9977 0077 or free call 1800 800 531. 

Adults and families, contact 1800 825 955 to get a referral.




Sexual Assault Crisis Line

The crisis line operates from 5 pm on weeknights to 9 am the next day, and during the same hours on weekends and public holidays. 1800 806 292


Association for Children with a Disability

A parent resources for a with a needs.


SPELD Victoria

Learning disabilities, assessments, information, program and advocacy.