Message From The Chaplain

Hi All,

When I look around and talk to many of you in our College community I am struck by how diverse and wonderful you all are.

I want to encourage us all to be intentional about caring for one another. Part of that is staying connected and having meaningful conversations with each other, which is something we can all do.

You don't need to be an expert - just a caring person who is a good listener. So, if you notice someone who might be struggling - start a conversation. Got a niggling feeling that someone you know or care about isn’t behaving as they normally would? Perhaps they seem out of sorts? Or they’re just not themselves?

Trust that gut instinct and act on it. That’s part of belonging to a community.

By starting a conversation and commenting on the changes you’ve noticed, you could help that family member, friend or workmate open up. And if all is well, that person will know you’re someone who cares enough to ask. 

Please come and have a conversation with me if you personally have a concern about someone, or there is a challenge that you are facing and need to talk to someone confidentially.

Take care and I trust you are having a great week.

Gary Crole
Chaplain, Bellarine Campus.



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