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Roncalli College Wellbeing Centre

We aim to provide a safe, approachable, confidential service which is available to support students, staff and families in the Roncalli College community.

Me Mahi Tahi Tatou Mo Te Oranga O Te Katoa.

We work together for the wellbeing of everyone.

Welcome to the Roncalli College Wellbeing Centre!

A referral form for our College Wellbeing Services can be found here

Phone: 688 6003 extension 823

Reasons students may access the Wellbeing Centre

  • Medical advice
  • Relationship support
  • Financial support
  • Self esteem
  • Grief/loss
  • Abuse
  • Anger
  • Order or receive menstrual products
  • Drug, alcohol, vaping, smoking support
  • Self harm
  • Homesickness
  • Depression
  • Family/friendship issues
  • Anxiety/stress
  • Sexuality/gender
  • Direction/focus/goal setting
  • Bullying
  • Support a friend/family member
  • Eating/body disorders
  • Emotion dysregulation/low mood
  • Mental Health concerns
  • To be linked up with an outside agency


Wellbeing Website

The Wellbeing team have created a website to support students and their families with their wellbeing needs -


Period Products

Students are able to access period products for free at Roncalli College.

Pads and tampons are available at various locations around the College and students can take what they need as they please.

If any students would like to order a carton of products (approx 12 boxes/packets) they can email This would be an option for those who wish to get enough product to last them for 6-12 months. 

We ask that students are respectful of the products and other people's needs.


The Wellbeing centre is located downstairs in McAuley Block.

It consists of an office space which is suitable for counselling sessions and an adjoining meeting room which is ideal for meetings and small group workshops.

The Team

Ellen Walsh - Director of Student Well Being

First port of call/triage/initial contact for students requiring support.

Ashley Shaw - Counsellor

Ashley is available Monday to Thursday 8.45am - 1pm

Michelle Grant - Counsellor 

Michelle is available on Fridays 9.00 - 3.30pm

Donna Kelly - Public Health Nurse / 027 684 0009

Donna runs a free, confidential health clinic, Donna can be contacted directly or Miss Walsh can make an appointment for you.

At times outside agencies may also work with students in the Roncalli College Wellbeing Centre.


How to book an appointment

Students can ‘drop in’ to the Wellbeing Centre but most appointments are made via email and set up on Google Calendar. Students can also receive a physical appointment card if they wish. The card states the date and time of the appointment and who it is to be with. Students will also receive an email confirmation of their appointment.

If there is no one in the Wellbeing Centre when a student wishes to make an appointment they can do so through the College Office.

Students usually come for a whole period and don't need to come or go from class. Students are marked appropriately on the attendance roll by the Wellbeing Team for their appointment.



A confidentiality form to be signed by both the counsellor and the student to outline the counselling relationship and highlights the vulnerable children's act (disclosure of abuse). All files and records are private and stored in a locked cabinet. These remain on file until the student leaves school. Written records may only be accessed by approved staff. They may be shared with other College staff and families only with the permission of the student.

The only time confidentiality is broken is in the following instance:

  • If a student is at risk of hurting themselves
  • If a student is at risk of hurting another person
  • If a student is being hurt by another person

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