Stephen Said

Photo Stephen Said PortraitStephen Said is the Head of Student Wellbeing and Pastoral Care for Sydney Catholic Schools. He gives leadership to the development and implementation of student wellbeing policy and services across a system of 153 primary and secondary schools. His role involves identifying relevant resourcing and capacity building issues, developing processes of quality assurance and interpreting current research to achieve synergy of wellbeing and pastoral care activities across the school system. Stephen has 40 years experience in Catholic education as a teacher, school counsellor and then coordinator of a team of psychologists and social workers. During that time Stephen has contributed to tertiary education, including working with Masters students in the counselling field. His training includes clinical family therapy and he completed research for his Masters, focusing on the impact of trauma on school children and young people. Stephen has also contributed to training in the private and government sector around trauma, including training Australian Army Chaplains in self care while responding to trauma in others.