Karen Prestidge – Wellbeing coordinator
Karen coordinates a number of programs to support students and families within the NEPS community these include:
- Breakfast Club,
- Social skills groups,
- Providing school lunches and uniforms for students in need
- Therapy in Schools program
Karen also participates in Key Contact meetings where student needs are raised and supports identified. She engages in classroom visits checking in with students to monitor their well-being.
Was granted the diploma of community services (Statutory &Forensic Child & youth and family welfare) in 2022
Is an accredited provider of the Triple P positive parenting program in 2021
Presented with the Rotary vocational excellence award in recognition to student Welfare and learning in 2021
Is an accredited mental health first aider.
Karen works alongside the Wellbeing team and liaises with external services and professionals to provide a safe nurturing environment here at NEPS.