Student Wellbeing

Mental health
Mental health
How to train teachers in student mental health Teachers are at the front line of student mental health, they need some training and support.
Dr Tim Hawkes OAM, Director, Truwell
Wellbeing
Wellbeing
Rural school makes wellbeing a big priority You don't have to be a big school to care about student wellbeing.
MIndfulness
MIndfulness
How to create environments for healthy minds Create inviting, safe and engaging physical spaces to promote mental health.
Kindness
Kindness
Workbooks reinforce that kindness works The flyhighbillie charity has released a series of workbooks aimed at encouraging a bit of kindness.
Silent victims
Silent victims
It’s time we stopped overlooking children as bystanders in our society, and treated them as equals Children are often not acknowledged as victims but rather as bystanders, meaning their needs are rarely properly addressed.
Selim Ucar, Youth Street Services Manager, Humanity Matters
Well-being
Well-being
Push button wellbeing An app is encouraging students to speak out about what is troubling them.
Harm
Harm
Stopping self-injury contagion Self-injury can be contagious, youth adopt the practice after observing it in other people.
Children
Children
More first borns and only kids could mean more anxiety Birth order can be very revealing, whether you are a first born and second or last has real implications for how you will react to school and its stresses.
Resilience
Resilience
Children can develop resilience at school with the right challenges and support Resilience is about facing tough things and developing an ability to push through them.
Perform
Perform
Benefits of performance holistic in nature Research has revealed the benefits of Wakakirri to span nurturing an appreciation of the arts through to using skills learned at school, developing life skills, personal development, and promotion of overall wellbeing.
TKP Market Research - Wakakirri 2020 & Mignon Green
Race
Race
Conversations on racism need to start in school, but don’t Children can discuss issues of racism in the classroom and with friends, but parents and teachers are actively avoiding these conversations.
Prevention
Prevention
How can we challenge a conversation if we lack courage? Rachel Downie developed Stymie – harm reporting without fear, the program intends to address our cultural reluctance to speak out when something is wrong.
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