About wellbeing

As a parent you know that your child’s success at school is linked to their wellbeing

Wellbeing and learning go hand in hand. When your child feels connected to their family, peers and teachers they feel secure in the knowledge that they will be supported throughout their learning journey. Safe and trusting relationships create a positive learning environment where wellbeing can flourish. The Australian Student Wellbeing Framework supports you to work with the school to promote your child's wellbeing and learning.

Wellbeing topics

Explore these topics to find information, advice and strategies for supporting your child’s wellbeing and safety

For each topic below you’ll find specific resources for your primary and secondary school children.

Valuing diversity and inclusion

Help your child develop understanding, respect and acceptance of individual differences in your local school community and beyond the school gates.

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Level

Primary/Secondary

  • Rights of children with disability
  • Tackling discrimination
  • LGBTQI support
  • Child Safe National Principles

Encouraging online safety

You have a key role in helping your child to get the most out of their time online. Find tips and resources to help build their understanding of how be a safe, respectful digital citizen.

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Level

Primary/Secondary

  • Benefits and risks of social networking
  • Guide to internet addiction
  • Cyberbullying advice
  • Online privacy protection
  • Protecting children from grooming

Supporting your child to make responsible decisions

Find information about developing a young person's skills so that they make informed choices and feel positive about their decisions.

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Level

Primary/Secondary

  • Tips for talking about drugs with your child
  • Cycling safety
  • Gaming and gambling
  • Mobile phones and teenagers
  • Guide to schoolies
  • Peer pressure

Building respectful relationships

Respectful relationships are built when students have opportunities to learn about self-management, relationships, decision-making, problem-solving, ethics and positive gender relations.

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Level

Primary/Secondary

  • Building positive relationships
  • Parenting tips
  • Videos from experts
  • Links to resources

Helping your child deal with bullying, aggression and violence

Talk to your child about building a safe and positive learning space for everyone. You can work with the school to reinforce positive behaviour.

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Level

Primary/Secondary

  • Understand bullying
  • Strategies for responding to bullying
  • Work with the school
  • Prevention strategies
  • Bullying and the law
  • Games and quizzes

Your child’s mental and physical health

Help your child to build skills to stay physically and mentally strong and well. Confident and resilient students acknowledge their strengths and also know when to ask for help.

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Level

Primary/Secondary

  • Healthy food choices
  • Drugs, alcohol and smoking
  • Mood
  • Indigenous mental health

Wellbeing resources

Explore resources that support your child's wellbeing

Find current information and advice on issues that may affect your child's wellbeing, safety and success.

You can start with a keyword or refine your search using the filters. Select the relevant button below and browse videos, podcasts, articles and more.

Australian Student Wellbeing Framework

Supporting Australian schools to provide every student with a strong foundation so they can reach their potential in learning and in life.

The Framework is based on evidence that shows the strong link between safety, wellbeing and learning.

As a parent, you play a vital role in contributing to learning communities that promote student wellbeing, safety and positive relationships.