Tier 1: Positive Mental Health Promotion
The Certificate in Visible Wellbeing for Teachers is a program that trains teachers in a wellbeing framework, language and set of practices that can be embedded in the classroom.
The program is underpinned by an evidence-based framework called SEARCH. This framework covers six pathways to wellbeing:
• Emotional Management
• Attention and Awareness
• Habits and Goals
The Visible Wellbeing program includes:
• Teacher training modules
• A tool kit of wellbeing resources
• A Visible Wellbeing Activities manual
• Best practice case studies and examples
The cost per staff member enrolled in the certificate is $1,094.50 (inc. GST).
A 10% discount is applicable for schools enrolling 5 or more teachers. A 20% discount is applicable for schools enrolling 10 or more teachers.
Target population: Teachers across primary and secondary schools
Program adaptability: The delivery, scheduling and timeline of the on-demand component of the program can be adapted and modified based on the needs of the school. Participants will be guided through a series of activities and exercises which will encourage them to adapt their learning into strategies addressing their local context and student needs.
Staffing: The on-demand modules can be undertaken according to a flexible schedule. Backfilling may be required for the teachers to engage in the on-demand modules during class time.
Training requirements: The time requirements are 14 hours for the on-demand modules. This can be completed over the school year.
Factors to consider: There is no minimum number of participants required. Internet connection and devices are required.
Australian context: This program has been developed and applied in Australia.
Strength of Evidence
Level 3: Foundational and emerging evidence for program
• Increased student wellbeing literacy
• Improvements in students’ coping skills, social skills and goal setting skills
• Improved student wellbeing
• Student knowledge of the SEARCH wellbeing framework