Health and wellbeing

One of the department's goals is that every child is known, valued and cared for. Here are some of the ways we help keep your child safe and happy.

School counselling

All NSW public schools have access to psychological expertise through the school counselling service. School counselling staff can help students who are having difficulties at school or home. They can also help families to access services outside of school if needed. You usually need to make an appointment with the school counsellor or school psychologist by phoning the school.

Anti-bullying environment

All public schools actively prevent student bullying and encourage appropriate behaviour by helping students build social skills and respect for others. Schools also have plans in place to deal with bullying or harassment, and school staff are trained to deal with these situations. You can get a copy of your school’s anti-bullying plan from the school office.

Refer to the NSW anti-bullying website where you will find resources and information for schools, parents and carers, and students.

The Office of the eSafety commissioner is committed to helping all Australians have safe, positive experiences online.

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