Student Services and Support Programs


Meet the Wellbeing Team / Indigenous Support

We have a wonderful team of people to help support students through their schooling years at TMSHS. The appointments and services are free of charge for our students.

This is an additional resource available to students purchased above standard school resourcing.

Students accessing our support services will form part of our NCCD (Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability) data. 


​​​Senior Clinical Social Worker - Lynne Buttler

 ​​Lynne.jpgOur Clinical Social Worker Lynne has a Master of Social ​​​​​​Work, and is available for regular and one-off sessions to help you address any problems or worries that you might have. Lynne is trained in a wide range of psychological interventions and strategies which are updated and expanded regularly. Lynne has a background in Youth Justice, gang and drug work and guidance in schools in the UK and is happy to be contacted on 5545 7272 or

​Hugh Wackwitz​ - Guidance Officer

hugh.jpgHugh is a very experienced Guidance Officer and psychologist and can help you with personal issues, thinking about career planning, choosing subjects and adjusting educational programs. He's happy for students to make an appointment or just drop in during a break for a quick question or some information. You can also contact Hugh via email on

​Helen Fawcitt - Guidance Officer

Helen.jpgHelen is a Guidance Officer who can assist you with a range of issues including career planning, subject selections, personal and home issues, mental health and study stress. She has a background in working with additional learning needs. Helen welcomes students to drop in during a break or to make an appointment by contacting her via email on

​Scarlett Buttler - Community Liaison Officer

scarlett.jpgScarlett has a degree in Psychology and is currently studying a dual masters degree in Social Work and Mental Health Practice. Scarlett works full time in the Wellbeing Hub as a counsellor, and also runs numerous group programs, as well as helping with general administration and organisation of school camps, activities and research. She can be contacted via email on

Alpesh Pema - Community Liaison Officer/Teacher

Pema, Mr.jpgAlpesh is our Community Liaison Officer and Teacher who has worked in Education for the last 15 years. Alpesh works in the Wellbeing Hub as a counsellor and is an accredited instructor for the Teen Mental Health First Aid Course. Alpesh also facilitates numerous programs that aim to build resilience in young people. He can be contacted via email on

Indigenous Support

Our main goal is to support and optimize the education and well being of every student at our school along with assisting students with needs to achieve their very best.

The Indigenous support unit consists of the following team:

Lynne Buttler is our Indigenous Support at TMSHS and offers a wide range of cultural connections including excursions, mentoring, scholarship opportunities and university links. She is also a personal link for all indigenous students to address any difficulties and can provide counselling support and referrals.

Last reviewed 22 November 2023
Last updated 22 November 2023