What is School-Link?
“School-Link is a state-wide initiative between NSW Health, the Department of Education and Communities to improve the mental health of children and young people in NSW.”
Early identification of mental health problems and early access to specialist mental health services are the cornerstones of the School-Link Initiatives. School-Link is one of a range of initiatives that was launched in 1999 to improve the mental health of adolescents and young people in NSW. It has now operated for over 14 years as a collaboration between NSW Ministry of Health and the NSW Department of Education and Communities.
. Early Identification of mental health problems
. Provision of evidence-based early intervention programs in schools
. Early access to specialist mental health services
. Supporting the recovery journey
Central Coast School-Link Consultation Line
The School-Link Consultation Line was established to support schools working with students experiencing mental health problems. The Consultation Line provides school staff with a prompt referral, clinical support, and information on referral options. This service is managed by the School-Link Coordinators – Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm (except PH) and does not replace the usual referral process to youth mental health services.
School-Link Consultation Line Ph: 0414 193 139
(Exclusive use for schools located within the Central Coast Local Health District)
Helen Astolfi & Rachael Cousins
Gateway Centre, Suite 1, Level 2
237 Mann Street Gosford NSW 2250
Phone: (02) 4304 7878
Fax: (02) 4304 7800
- School Attendance (PDF – Information for parents)
- Talking to the School Poster (large PDF print quality)
- Share the Care CCLHD (large PDF print quality)
Share the Care (Small PDF)