Wellbeing Team

Glen Waverley Secondary College has a student wellbeing team whom have varied backgrounds and qualifications within the mental health support field.The wellbeing team are available to all students and families, and work closely with sub-schools to support the wellbeing of Glen Waverley students. Information shared between students and the wellbeing team is confidential unless the content of the conversation is regarded as high risk, and needs to be shared in order to provide support. The Wellbeing team consists of five key staff members:



Rebecca Kent- Student Wellbeing & Inclusion Coordinator



RICRosa Papageorgiou -  Mental Health Practitioner


Liana Mascurine- Student Wellbeing Officer


BBISarah Perry - Student Wellbeing Officer


SPHAlastair Finco  - Student Wellbeing Officer


The team operate 8am-4pm Monday-Friday. Outside of school hours students and parents should contact local support organisations.



The student Wellbeing team commit to Promoting reliance and positive wellbeing to enhance sustainable engagement with learning. They do this by working with Goal oriented focus using a strength based framework. Support offered:

  • One on one counseling
  • Small group based work
  • Personal development for staff
  • Mentoring programs- Peer support
  • Whole school approach programs such as Safe Schools, Respectful Relationships, Living and Learning Program



Information provided to the Student Wellbeing Team will be kept confidential unless it is deemed necessary to disclose information due to significant concerns for someone’s safety or under mandatory reporting obligations. If necessary, information may be shared with principals, director of students, house leaders, parents or external services. Students may also be recommended to receive ongoing, directed and specialist support from external agencies.



Mental health practitioner roles are school based. Practitioners work flexibly based on the needs of the school.

The role includes:

  • mental health prevention and promotion
  • short term support for students including direct counselling
  • coordinating supports with other services for students with complex needs.

Schools can also use advice and resources in the Schools Mental Health toolkit to support student mental health and wellbeing.