Scripture Union (SU) QLD chaplains, or ‘chappies’, provide spiritual and emotional support to school communities. They are in the prevention and support business—helping students find a better way to deal with issues ranging from family breakdown and loneliness, to drug abuse, depression and anxiety.
They provide a listening ear and a caring presence for children and young people in crisis, and those who just need a friend. They also provide support for staff and parents in school communities. SU QLD School Chaplaincy complements the work done by other school-based support staff through operating in the ‘promotion prevention and early intervention’ (PPEI) space with students.
Scripture Union’s commitment
SU QLD’s School Chaplaincy program is committed to promoting the social, emotional and spiritual wellbeing of students through role modelling, mentoring, pastoral care and structured programs. These dimensions of care enhance a school’s overall wellbeing strategy and contribute to the achievement of educational goals. Well supported students are more engaged in their studies and do better at school.