Mental health and wellbeing

Mental health is more than the absence of mental illness; it is a state of wellbeing where people can meet their learning potential, can cope with normal stresses & feel connected to community and friends. Promoting mental health & wellbeing in education settings helps students take advantage of opportunities & choices, flourish in their education journey, build resilience and develop life skills.

When a culture of wellbeing is prioritised across the whole school community, positive social norms and behaviours are built between leaders, school staff, teachers, educators, students and their families, and a sense of belonging and inclusivity is woven through everything the school already does.

We can help your school achieve best practice in the Mental Health & Wellbeing
priority area by:

  • helping you develop a Mental Health & Wellbeing policy for the school
  • providing newsletter articles, social media and website content
  • providing resources and referral pathways to local health services at BCH and headspace Ballarat
  • professional development and support for teaching staff
  • providing FREE access to a suite of health education sessions & resources, including:
  • Positive Wellbeing: respect, resilience and looking out for one another

Download the Health Promoting Schools Mental Health and Wellbeing pdf

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