The Learning and Wellbeing Framework assists schools in identifying and coordinating programs that support student wellbeing.
Learning and wellbeing are inextricably linked - and we know that students learn best when their wellbeing is optimised.
The benefit of coordinating school activities and support within the Framework is that parents and communities will better understand the strategies that enhance learning outcomes, through a focus on wellbeing.
Highly respected child and adolescent psychologist Dr Michael Carr-Gregg has developed 4 webisodes to address student heath and wellbeing issues.
Episode 1 - How to build resilient young people (5:25mins)
Dr Carr-Gregg explains how to build the capacity of young people to overcome, and be transformed by adversity.
Episode 2 - A crash course in the developmental psychology of young people (7:04mins)
Dr Carr-Gregg explains the three stages of adolescence - early adolescence, middle adolescence and late adolescence.
Episode 3 - The 8 secrets of happy young people (3:57mins)
Dr Carr-Gregg explains 8 secrets of happy people by using positive psychology.
Episode 4 - The secrets of effective communication with young people (3:53mins)
Dr Carr-Gregg gives tips on how to communicate effectively with young people.
Here are some actual examples of how schools implemented the Learning and Wellbeing Framework:
The Learning Place has a variety of resources on student wellbeing and resilience.
Here are some resources showing how these topics can be embedded within the classroom:
Let's talk difference: values in action
This module is a tool to assit in developing student resilience and ellbeing by helping all participants to explore different ways of viewing the world, and to value difference and cultural diversity.
Growing relationships: values in action
Through a school gardening project this module focusses on optimism and resilience.
Implementation quality of whole-school mental health promotion and students' academic performance is a 2011 research paper recently published in the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Journal
SenseAbility is a strengths based resilience program designed for those working with young Australians aged 12-18. It consists of a suite of modules developed to enhance and maintain emotional and psychological resilience in young secondary school aged Australians.
The BRAVE Program is an online self-help course that uses Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) techniques to help young people and their parents to seek support for worry and anxiety.
Reachout.com has factsheets, stories, videos and forums to help with all sorts of issues from finding motivation to getting through tough times.
Headspace helps young people who are going through tough times - for whatever reason. This website provides mental health and wellbeing support, information and services for young people from 12-25 years old.
The Nest is a national plan from the Australian Research Alliance for Children & Youth for child and youth wellbeing - aiming to identify prevention-focused and evidence-informed ways to improve the wellbeing of children and youth aged 0-24 years.
The Nest consultation report : Findings from consultation with children, young people, parents and other adults conducted between March and September 2012, ARACY
Action for Happiness is a movement developed to create positive social change.
British Columbia's Ministry of Education has developed a resource to assist school staff who teach students with mental health disorders .
Australian Psychological Society's article provides an introduction to the field of 'positive education' and demonstrates how applied positive psychology can assist schools to develop and maintain the optimal functioning of students and staff.
Australian Psychological Society's article provides an overview of a particular organisational research tradition and associated interventions that have validated and extended key positive psychology concepts and practices in the workplace.
This page was last reviewed on 13 Jul 2015