Counseling at Mutiara is part of a whole-school approach to improve the mental health and well-being of the school community. It works towards achieving the best outcomes for students by improving well-being and resilience, raising awareness of mental health and reducing the stigma around mental health. The service addresses issues such as anxiety, mood disorder, depression, conduct and relationship issues, eating disorders, bullying and academic challenges.
This service provides students with an opportunity to talk through their issues in a welcoming and supportive environment, and to find their own ways of addressing their struggles.
Confidentiality is maintained but is not absolute, especially when ethical and legal responsibilities limit confidentiality. For younger students, a therapeutic approach encourages them to express themselves in non-verbal ways including but not limited to art and play therapy.
For older students, counselors meet with students individually or small group sessions. The session offered is open-ended and indefinite in number. Some may only need to attend a one-time session and others may require regular sessions depending on the issue at hand.
The counseling service at Mutiara includes a “walk-in” facility, whereby a student can meet the counselor for short session without an appointment. Other forms of counselor-student contact are through referrals from the teaching staff or parent(s). The urgency and level of risk will be taken into consideration and urgent cases will be attended to as soon as possible during school hours. Provision for referrals to external mental health providers is also part of the service.
For further information or to make an appointment, please contact our School Support Coordinator by phone at (+6) 03-43521452.