Schools play a key role in providing a positive and inclusive learning environment for all students and can equip young people with the personal skills to support their mental health and wellbeing.
Schools see children and young people every day and can also play a role in identifying signs of mental health issues, providing early support, and referring students to health services.
To support school communities achieve this, the Mental Health Toolkit provides expert guidance and resources on mental health promotion and support aimed at schools and school communities, health and wellbeing workforces and mental health practitioners. It draws from existing Department resources, guidance and programs and leverages expert external advice on promoting and supporting mental health in schools. Guidance can be found on each of the topics below.
A Quick Guide to Student Mental Health and Wellbeing resources (Quick Guide to Student Mental Health and Wellbeing resources pdf 610kb,
Quick Guide to Student Mental Health and Wellbeing resources docx 31kb) is also available for schools, students, parents and carers looking to access expert guidance and resources to support wellbeing in one place.
The quick guide includes resources and supports:
- for schools, to promote student mental health and wellbeing, provide early support and refer students to the right services
- for students, to help them look after their own health and wellbeing
- for parents and carers, to help them support and build their child's physical and mental health and wellbeing.