Guidance Officer


​Marianna Geise Is the Jinibara State School Guidance Officer. 

Guidance Officers are teachers with specialist training and qualifications in guidance, counselling and psycho-educational assessment. This involves working with students and their parents or caregivers, often in conjunction with teachers, specialist support personnel and other community agencies.

Guidance Officers assist in the identification of barriers that impact on learning and development, and provide strategies or emotional support to assist students achieve positive outcomes.

Referrals are made by class teachers, parents, specialist staff and the school administration. Parents wishing to discuss issues with the Guidance Officer or to make a referral for their child should contact their Class Teacher, Deputy Principal or Principal.

The section below has some useful links and supports for parents and the community.

Return to School Advice for Children

Phone & Online Counselling



Kids Helpline Phone Counselling

Free, confidential counselling for young people aged 5-25 yrs. Connect 1-1 with a counsellor. Available 24/7, 365 days a year.

Kids Helpline Webchat Counselling

Free, confidential webchat counselling for young people aged 5-25 yrs. Connect 1-1 with a counsellor. Available 24/7, 365 days.





1800 55 1800



Kids Helpline Webchat Counselling


Parent Line

Free, confidential telephone service providing professional counselling for parents of children up to 18 yrs. Available every day from 8am – 10pm.

Parent Line - Webchat

WebChat is available every day from 8am – 9pm

Parent Line Email a Counsellor: Inbox is checked from 8am-10pm





1300 30 1300

Talk to a counsellor:

Access to mental health professionals  available 24/7. Provide information, referrals & brief counselling support with a focus on anxiety & depression for all ages.

Beyond Blue - Webchat

You can chat online with the Beyond Blue Support Service every day from 3:00 PM until 12:00 AM (AEDST).

Beyond Blue - Email

Beyond Blue's team of mental health professionals provide free advice, support and referrals to anyone in Australia via email (with a response provided within 24 hours).

Beyond Blue & Beyond Blue Youth

Access to mental health professionals  available 24/7. Youth & Adults Ages 12-25yrs & Parents of Youth

Youth Beyond Blue - Email & webchat

Youth aged 12–25, their friends and those who care for Youth.






1300 224 636



1300 224 636



eheadspace continues to provide services for young people 12 -25yrs to support mental health and wellbeing

headspace Centres will continue to provide services and some are currently transitioning into delivering this support either online or over the phone

Websites & Apps to support mental health & wellbeing


 Head to Health is provided by the Australian Department of Health. It brings together apps, online programs, counselling support and forums, and phone services for the community. This is a one stop shop for parents seeking to help their children or for children, teenagers and adults needing mental health support.  


The Wheel of Wellbeing (WOW) website has some great ideas to promote wellbeing for you, your family and community.


J Action for Happiness – Keys for Happiness J

Provides strategies and researched based information on promoting wellbeing.


Calendar for each month with strategies to promote wellbeing


Sleep Foundation Fact Sheets



Sleep Foundation Fact Sheets – Tips for improved sleep


Child 360 App - Emerging Minds:

Provides parents with a simple tool for strengthening children's social and emotional wellbeing and assists in identifying areas to strengthen resilience.


Smiling Mind App:

    • Free Mindfulness App – An Australian App designed by Psychologists and Educators to promote wellbeing
    • Programs for various age groups including 7-11 years, 12-15years, 16-22 years and Adults.


The BRAVE Program is an interactive, online program for the prevention and treatment of childhood and adolescent anxiety. The programs are free, and provide ways for children and teenagers to better cope with their worries. There are also programs for parents.


Parenting Support



Triple P online is a research based parenting program and is free in Qld. A positive parenting program to give parents further tools in managing children's behaviour.


Raising Kids Network – An Australian parenting website which provides comprehensive and practical expert child health & parenting information.


Technology Information & Cybersafety: Esafety Qld Government:

Family & Child Connect: is a free service to help you with the challenges of parenthood. They connect families to local services that can help with:

  • managing your child's behaviour
  • building better family relationships
  • stopping any violence at home
  • budgeting and managing money
  • alcohol, drug or gambling problems
  • housing, health care, community/government services.

Qld Health Department


Queensland Health's coronavirus webpage for the latest information and advice.

Department of Health Coronavirus Health Information Line if you are seeking information. The line operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


1800 020 080

  • Caboolture/ Redcliffe Child & Youth Mental Health Service (CYMHS) for children up to 18 years with severe &/or complex mental health needs
  • Pine Rivers CYMHS

Ph: 5316 3100


Ph: 3817 6380


1300 MH CALL :  A confidential mental health phone service, providing the first point of contact for mental health services to Queenslanders. 1300 MH CALL is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and will link to the caller's nearest Queensland Public Mental Health service.1300 64 2255

Specific Supports


Blackdog Institute – Tipsheets on mental health, when & how to access support (mood disorders/ depression) for adults.

Lives Lived Well:

Provide alcohol, drug & mental health counselling & support.

A self-referral can also be made on line through their website.

1300 727 957 – Contact number for a referral to the service, not a counselling line.


DVConnect Womensline:  24hrs 7 days a week

Free, professional telephone support for women experiencing domestic or family violence in relationships. They can help women gain safe accommodation, access to free counselling and referrals to other services.

DVConnect Mensline: 9am- Midnight 7 days a week   

Free, confidential counselling, referrals, information and support line for men who are using violence or experiencing violence in relationships.

Caboolture DV Service: 5498 9533

Provides crisis support, information on keeping safe; in addition to, adult and children counselling.



Lifeline Crisis Counselling Line

Free, confidential telephone crisis line

Text Lifeline

When life gets too much & you find it hard to talk, you can send a text. Lifeline text is available 6.00pm – Midnight, 7 days a week



13 11 14


04771 13 11 14


·         Suicide Call back service:

·         Provides online and phone counselling if you or someone you know is feeling suicidal.

·         Suicidal Call Back Service online or video chat:

·         24/7 service


1300 659 467


Last reviewed 22 May 2020
Last updated 22 May 2020