The Nurse and Health Clinic are open so students can access free health care and advice from registered professionals.
Students can be referred to a mentoring programme with youth workers to help keep engaged in school and make good life choices.
The Counsellors in a high school are an integral part of the learning phenomenon.
Their role is to identify, address and help eliminate any barriers to learning. This may involve, at times, referrals to other agencies.
When health matters are concerned, the health Privacy code is used and any referrals for students under the age of 16 are made in discussion with parents or caregivers.
Most students seen by the Counsellors here at Cashmere are self-referred.
We always endeavour to include parents in our work but it is a professional counselling service, therefore we respect confidentiality unless the student gives consent to include others or there is a serious risk of harm.
Cashmere has three full-time Counsellors who work closely with the pastoral guidance team. They are part of the Student Support Faculty.