The C.A.R.E Council was the initiative of two Senior School students aimed to offer a non-judging, listening ear to students, by students, who feel isolated, anxious, lonely, upset, down and generally less than wonderful.
C.A.R.E stands for Compassion, Assistance, Respect and Empowerment.
20 Senior School students make up the C.A.R.E Council group and the concept is rapidly gaining momentum as more students hear about it.
The C.A.R.E Council team works very closely with one of the Senior School Chaplains, Lyn Nethercote to make sure they also feel well supported and that the conversations they have are not weighing them down.
Listening skills training sessions are held every Wednesday so the C.A.R.E Councilors can feel more equipped. They do not try and 'counsel' but just listen and help students understand that they are not alone.
To show community mindedness the C.A.R.E Council will be randomly having hot chocolate mornings icy-pole giveaways, to bring an extra spark to the students' day.
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