Student Wellbeing

Embracing Life, Nurturing Faith and Inspiring Learning are the key pillars of Our Lady of Mercy College.


Whilst the College endeavours to be proactive within the Wellbeing space, there are times when events and tragedies take place within our local and wider community which present challenges to individuals, families and groups.

In such circumstances, many students will wish to talk with their parents or someone they trust. Below are resources which may assist in these conversations. Staying connected and engaged with their child is one of the best ways to support them.


As a first level of support, students and their families are able to access the services of the College Counsellor. Vikki Merritt is available to meet with individuals or families and may be contacted at the College on (08) 9720 3318 or via her email at


Alternatively, contact the College directly on (08) 9720 3300 to discuss any matter with a Head of Year or other senior member of staff.


The following services are available within our community :


How-to-talk-about-suicide-with-young-people by Headspace

Understanding-grief-and-loss-for-family-and-friends by Headspace

Grief-and-loss Information Sheet by the Government of South Australia

If your child is already accessing the services of a mental health professional, you should ensure that any new information is passed on to them. 


Students can contact the following helplines if needed: 


Parents can contact the following helplines for additional support:

Should parents have any concerns about their child that they may wish to discuss, they are encouraged to contact the College.

Embracing life  |  Nurturing faith  |  Inspiring learning