Support After the Christchurch Attacks

We were all deeply shocked and saddened by the events that took place in Christchurch on Friday afternoon. If your daughter appears to be affected by these events the following agencies are here to help:

Victim Support – 0800 842846
Mental Health Foundation – text 1737
Youthline – text 234, phone 0800 376633

St Mary’s has an onsite Guidance Councellor (Christel Dodunski) and she can be contacted at: christel.dodunski@stmw.school.nz 

The Ministry of Education has also provided some useful information for parents and caregivers at:
www.education.govt.nz/news/tips-for-parents-and-educators-supporting-children-and-young-people

We are aware that students may have had access to the graphic online content that was posted on social media on Friday afternoon and evening.  Netsafe provides some useful information for helping young people deal with upsetting online content.  This can be found on: www.netsafe.org.nz/upsetting-content