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Mental Health Contact Officers

Mental Health Contact Officers with Mr Matt Magnus (School Counsellor)

Earlier this term, 25 students from Years 10–12 participated in a Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) course at Hutchins. There was then the opportunity for graduates of the course to become a Mental Health Contact Officer in support of their peers in the Senior School. Candidates responded to a number of questions in an expression of interest process.

The Mental Health Contact Officers provide a first point of contact for students in getting to the right help for any issues they might be having. The focus of the role is mainly to be a supportive listener and someone who can point other students in the right direction for further help.

11 boys received the green ribbon badge to identify them as Contact Officers at the Headmaster’s Assembly on Wednesday 19 August 2020. With this group of new inductees, there are now more than 20 Mental Health Contact Officers in the Senior School with a growing impact on a more open and accepting culture towards mental health issues at Hutchins.

Congratulations to the following boys:

  • Giorgio Albertini
  • Sam Banks-Smith
  • Harrison Black
  • Joe Clifford
  • Mark Elkerton (absent)
  • Harry Jones
  • Thomas King
  • Louis Miller
  • Axel Moore
  • Callum Ritchie
  • Austin Ung
  • Joe Westbury

To learn more about how Hutchins provides opportunities for boys to become their best, we invite you to contact our Enrolments Assistant on 03 6221 4236 who will be delighted to assist you with your enquiry, provide you with further details or arrange a tour so that you may see our school in action. Read more…