At South West TAFE, we recognise the relationship between social, physical and mental wellbeing and educational success. Our Student Wellbeing Team are here to understand and respond to your needs and support you throughout your education or training. They provide free access to a coordinated approach, which can help you stay positive and focused on your studies and training. They are available to chat in person, via email or phone. No referral is required.
Location: Warrnambool, Colac, Glenormiston and Sherwood Park campuses
Mobile: 0466 944 969
Location: Portland campus
Mobile 0478 265 770
Location: Hamilton campus
Mobile: 0478 332 289
Julie Burch, our volunteer Chaplain, is a wonderful gift to SWTAFE from the wider community, and she is here to support our students across all of our campuses. She is located in South West Central and works closely with our Wellbeing and Support Services teams.
Alongside our teachers and the Learning Support Unit, Julie enjoys assisting students, particularly as they work through their assessments and make decisions about future study or careers. She mentors a range of students, including participants of the English as an Additional Language (EAL) classes. So, if you have stresses outside of your study, including family issues, mental health challenges, long-term illness, or you’re just struggling with overwhelming commitments, Julie is someone you can talk to in confidence.
Recently, when asked to describe her role, Julie suggested that she is a listening, caring friend. Please feel free to reach out.
Julie Burch – Chaplain
Mobile 0408 572 901