Department for Education

Developing healthy food policies

The Right Bite policy applies to all government sites where students are enrolled, and is supported by Catholic and independent school sectors.

Student volunteers

Volunteering is a hugely rewarding experience. When you give your time and effort to help others, you’re making a difference to your community. One little thing can make a big change.

Wellbeing for learning: a whole-school approach (Department for education LearnLink account required)

Practical, research-based way to take action on wellbeing and mental health

VoiceIt: student wellbeing ambassador toolkit (Department for education LearnLink account required)

A resource that students and educators can use to increase wellbeing in the classroom and across their school. VoiceIt gives students a way to share their thinking, make decisions and put their ideas about wellbeing into action. It uses the General Capabilities and Learning Areas of the Australian Curriculum and Teaching for Effective Learning as a basis.

Educator toolkit and teacher resources (Department for education LearnLink account required)

The toolkit contributes to an educator’s repertoire. It promotes teaching that is thoughtful, informed and deliberate. Each resource in the toolkit includes background research, wellbeing classroom activities, and curriculum links.

Wellbeing for learning and life framework (Department for education LearnLink account required)

The framework supports educators, allied health professionals and other practitioners working with children and young people. The framework promotes the wellbeing and resilience of children and young people by engaging, inspiring and empowering them.

Other useful links

BeYou | growing a mentally healthy generation

Provides educators with knowledge, resources and strategies for helping children and young people achieve their best possible mental health.

Australian Student Wellbeing Framework

The Wellbeing Framework is a foundational document that provides Australian schools with a vision and a set of guiding principles to support school communities to build positive learning environments, and to consider reviewing their current safety and wellbeing policies and support requirements.