My Wellbeing

At Mentone Grammar, we’re here to support your mental health and Wellbeing, both in the workplace and in your daily lives. Our Employee Assistance Program provides professional support, specialist counselling and helpful resources you can use to help you manage work, health and life challenges with confidence.

Employee Assistance Program

Feeling mentally healthy and supported is an essential part of your Wellbeing experience at Mentone Grammar. It’s our mission to create a workforce that is truly Happy, Healthy and High Achieving.

In today’s modern way of living, there are very few of us who haven’t been directly or indirectly impacted by anxiety, stress or mental health challenges at some time in our lives, and most especially in the event of COVID-19. The impact of this extends beyond our mental health to our careers, financial wellbeing, relationships, parenting and sleeping habits.

Mentone Grammar is partnering with world-leading Employee Assistance Program, LifeWorks to give you confidential and professional counselling, support, helpful resources, tools and tips to help you manage work, health and life challenges with confidence.

Feel supported and connected with LifeWorks

  • Get free, confidential and expert support 24/7
  • Specialist one-on-one counseling service for you and your immediate family
  • Advice on family, health, life, money and work
  • Easy to use
  • Access any time via App, online or phone:
    • Simply download Lifeworks App and login with your registered employee code or
    • Visit and login with your registered employee code or
    • Call 1300 361 008 and quote your registered employee code.

Key Contacts

For more information or queries on Staff Wellbeing, please get in touch with:

Terry Matthew: [email protected]

Rob Alfarano:  [email protected]

Teresa McLennan:  [email protected]

Wellbeing FAQs

All Mentone Grammar employees are eligible to access our Employer Assistance Program (EAP), including all teachers, relief teachers, admin staff, maintence, support staff, casuals, etc.

Additionally, immediate family members can access this service. For further information, please contact support any of the staff wellbeing team.

It’s a voluntary and confidential service designed to help our people navigate the challenges of life and work through professional counselling, advice and resources on mental health and Wellbeing, money, family and general health.

Counselling is free, confidential and covers a wide range of everyday issues and concerns about family, health, life, money, legal and work. It’s for anyone who is seeking help, support and information on a whole range of topics including:

  • Fitness, healthy eating and habits, sleep, weight management and wanting to quit smoking
  • Anxiety, stress, grief and loss, positive psychology
  • Personal finances, basic money management, saving and investing
  • Parenting, raising infants through to teenagers
  • Juggling work-life balance
  • Legal assistance
  • Relationships, care giving, communication, separation
  • Work, creativity, leading and managing, performance

Our Employee Assistance Program provides you and members of your immediate family access to up to six one-hour confidential, one-on-one counselling sessions per issue you may be experiencing.

App: Simply download Lifeworks App and login with your registered employee code.
Online: Visit and login with your registered employee code.
Phone: Call 1300 361 008 and quote your registered employee code.

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Beyond Blue

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Smiling Mind

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The Resilience Project

The Resilience Project teaches positive mental health strategies to help people become more happy.

Raising Children

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Self Care For Teachers – Podcast

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Open Parachute

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