The HHA Psychological Services aim to cultivate a safe and inclusive environment for students to respond to their learning and wellbeing needs. The psychologist works collaboratively with the educators, youth workers and wellbeing team leaders to respond to the individual needs of our students’. We ensure that all students feel supported and empowered to learn and thrive in their learning environment.
Our inhouse expert on mental health, Boon:
The psychologist collaborates with the team to provide:
Psychoeducational assessments can assist our students to understand more about their learning needs, strengths and challenges, which is important for development of suitable recommendations to enhance learning and promote wellbeing. The process consists of interviews, participation in one or more psychoeducational assessments and feedback sessions with relevant parties involved.
Mental Health Support
Mental Health Support is a confidential process designed to support our students to talk about concerns, come to a greater understanding of self and learn effective personal and interpersonal coping strategies. The nature of the mental health support is to strengthen our students’ support network through building trust, increase help-seeking behaviour and improve engagement with external agencies, so that students can be equipped to manage their mental health and wellbeing more independently.
Capacity building is a process to facilitate knowledge and skills development. The psychologist seeks to share knowledge, resources and strategies with staff, to promote collaboration and foster learning between respective expertise.
Mental Health/ Wellbeing Programs
Wellbeing programs targeting whole school or specific groups can be organised to cultivate a positive working and learning environment for students and staff to develop skills and promote mental health. This also opens opportunities to utilise community resources and increase collaboration with external service providers to support the need of the school.