School Psychologist

Appointments

If you are finding things difficult in your personal or school life, please do not hesitate to book an appointment with our school psychologist David.

During the current student-free period, appointments are still available, but will only be via phone or Google Hangouts, using students’ Google accounts. Email contact is also welcomed, to david.austin@ed.act.edu.au.

To book an appointment, simply visit the Psychologist Appointment Calendar, select a day/time and click Save. If possible, please specify the format you wish to use to communicate.

Please note that students will need to be signed into their schoolsnet account to make an appointment, and meeting invitations will be sent to a schoolsnet address unless otherwise requested. No personal details (including the name of the student) will show in the booking calendar, as once the booking is made, the appointment slot will disappear from the calendar.

Other wellbeing options

If you have serious concerns for your own or another young person’s mental health you may:

  • make a GP appointment
  • contact Lifeline on 13 11 14, or via SMS on 0477 13 11 14 (6pm to midnight AEST, 7 days a week)
  • contact Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service on 6505 1469 (business hours)
  • contact Crisis Assessment Team on 1800 629 354 (outside business hours)
  • attend Accident and Emergency at a hospital.

If you have concerns for a child or young person’s safety, please call Child and Youth Protection Services on 1300 556 729.

Within the local community there are agencies that may be able to provide support to you and your family while the school is not open to students. You may like to contact the Tuggeranong or Gungahlin Child and Family Centre 6207 8228, Headspace ACT on 6201 5343, Family Treehouse on 6180 1888 or Parent Line ACT on 6287 3833.