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Guidance Support

​Guidance Officer
At Hermit State School we have varied systems of support which include access to our Guidance Office Julie Cattoni.
Julie works at Hermit Park SS every Tuesday and every second Thursday and  provides guidance and support across our school community. 

Support Resources


Kids Matter Website:
A great website for parents to support them in parenting and building strong family relationships.
Parents website, School, health,feelings:
Anger Management:

Support Agencies  1800 55 1800
Kids Helpline is Australia's only free, private and confidential, telephone and online counselling service specifically for young people aged between 5 and 25.  1300 30 1300
Parent Line is a telephone counselling, information and referral service for parents of children aged 0 to 18 years who live in Australia
Lifeline’s Services
National Services

James Cook University Health Services:
Specialist services for individuals and families needing assessment or intervention
  • Occupational Therapy clinic
  • Psychology clinic
  • Speech Language Pathology clinic


Local Community Services
A range of services are provided through local Lifeline Centres across Australia that meets the needs of local communities. These services may include:
  • Suicide prevention and bereavement services• Face-to-face counselling
  • Financial counselling
  • Gambling counselling
  • Youth services
  • Disability services
  • Welfare programs
  • Rural outreach
  • Migrant support services
  • Family and mediation services
  • Counselling services for children
  • School based education programs
  • Information education and support groups
  • Aged care visitation; and
  • Indigenous support services
To find out what services are offered in your local area contact your nearest Lifeline Centre 
This agency has been working with people across North Queensland since 1979.has been working with people across North Queensland since 1979. We provide a range of programs to assist individuals, families and communities.
Red Cross Family Support Program
Provides practical support to enhance parenting skills, develop family communication and relationships
Unitingcare Community:
Unitingcare community delivers a range of services to families including counselling and family support.
TAIHS - Townsville Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Services:
Phone: 47538300
Provides culturally competent support services for indigenous families.
Triple P for Every Parent - Postive Parenting Program
To help with parenting strategies and improve children's behaviour.
The Child and Youth Mental Health Service (CYMHS) provides specialist mental health services for children and young people and assistance to their families or carers.
CYMHS combines hospital and community-based facilities to provide free and confidential consultation, assessment and treatment of children and young people, 0-18 years, whose:
  • emotional and behavioural disorders are severe or complex
  • or at risk of becoming so
  • and whose needs cannot be met by other services.
Access to psychological services for children 0-12 years.  It is a service for children with behavioural and emotional disorders who would benefit from short term focussed psychological strategies. Issues include anxiety, depression, trauma and bereavement.