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eResources for Wellbeing and Mental Health for Schools

A range of eResources for supporting the wellbeing and mental health of young people, staff and parents.

This portal brings together a range of public resources about the social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. This information may be especially helpful for early childhood education and care Services and primaty schools working through the KidsMatter framework.

beyondblue

beyondblue’s work is aimed at achieving an Australian community that understands depression and anxiety, empowering all Australians, at any life stage, to seek help. A range of developed programs emphasise proven methods, tools and support to help schools work with parents and carers, health services and the wider community, to nurture happy, balanced kids.

beyondblue - SensAbility

SenseAbility is a strengths-based resilience program designed for those working with young Australians aged 12-18 years. It consists of a suite of modules developed to enhance and maintain emotional and psychological resilience.

beyondblue - Youth

Youth beyondblue is beyondblue’s youth program. It aims to empower young people aged 12–25, their friends and those who care for them to respond to depression and anxiety. Its website provides simple information about mental health problems, as well as information about what young people can do to help themselves and others and to stay mentally well.

Black Dog Institute - HeadStrong teaching resource

The Black Dog Institute offer the HeadStrong teaching resource and professional development series. This includes 5 modules that are split into a series of ready to use classroom activities and teacher development notes.

Bullying. No Way!

Provides online curriculum and other resources to support the bullying prevention work of schools. Cyber-safety resources and information aimed at children, parents, and teachers are provided on the website.

An Australian website providing practical health information for parents, carers and young people including young adults.

Cyber Strong Schools

Guidelines provided by the Child Health Promotion Research Centre, Edith Cowan University and are only provided as general guidance. Please note the website's disclaimer.

Dr Justin Coulson, Author at Kidspot

Articles by Dr Justin Coulson on Kidspot

Grief and loss

Children experience loss and grief in many different circumstances. The sadness they feel, how the absence of a parent or loved one from their lives affects them, may be experienced in many different ways over time.   These resources are particularly relevant for service providers or those working or studying in areas related to the health and wellbeing of children and adolescents. They bring together a range of information on how children may experience grief at different ages and stages, and what can be done to help them.

Headspace is Australia’s national youth mental health foundation. This website includes a section for young people that includes information, case stories, ideas for getting help and other useful resources. It also provides an online and telephone support and counselling service for young people 12–25 and their families and friends through its eheadspace service link.

Kids Helpline - Teens

A telephone helpline available for students to talk to someone about an issue. The website includes information on a range of topics, such as family problems, peer pressure and exam stress. It directs users to telephone, online and email counselling services and provides information on what happens when you call. It also provides useful links to other services.

KidsMatter

A mental health promotion, prevention and early intervention initiative to optimise children's mental health and wellbeing.

Mental Health Matters

Mental health and well-being resources for educators and families.

Mental health basics -- Should I be concerned? -- Mindfulness -- Social and emotional learning -- Mental health difficulties -- Getting help -- Belonging -- Cultural diversity -- Family relationships -- Positive mental health for parents and carers -- Starting school -- School refusal -- Body image -- Bullying -- Additional needs and mental health --Learning and learning difficulties

Mindhealth Connect

Find trusted mental health and wellbeing information, online programs, helpline and news.

Supports Australian secondary schools in promoting and protecting the mental health of members of school communities.

Peer Support Australia

Peer Support Australia provides school communities with an evidence based, peer led approach to enhance the mental, social and emotional wellbeing of young people.

Racism. No Way | Anti-racism education and resources for Australian schools

This website aims to tackle racism in schools in Australia, through providing teachers, school students, parents with games, research and lesson ideas that explore the causes and effects of racism for practical use for classrooms.

ReachOut

A student-centred site providing information, activities and advice on a variety of well-being issues including mental health, sex and relationships and alcohol and drugs. It also includes sections on ‘how to study’, ‘managing work and study’ and ‘dealing with exam results’.

ReachOut Professionals

Offers content, tools and technology for professionals supporting youth mental health and wellbeing.

You can’t coach your child through every imaginable situation. But mastering skills like stress management and resilience will make a difference. Information for parents, teachers, children and teenagers and young adults.

Student Wellbeing Hub

The Student Wellbeing Hub is a one-stop shop for information and resources on strategies to build and sustain the wellbeing of the whole school community developed by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training. School communities are assisted to nurture student responsibility and resilience, build a positive school culture, foster respectful relationships and support students who are impacted by anti-social behaviour through current advice, curriculum-aligned and age-appropriate resources for educators, parents and teachers.

Provides links to grief-related websites and support services.