5 main approaches

  • Five main health and wellbeing approaches are currently being utilised by schools, with more than one or a hybrid approach often utilised.
  • Communities are dynamic and approaches reflect the school’s unique context, including changing and emerging needs.
  • Strategic and planned approaches demonstrate an understanding of the value add that all teachers and specialist positions can provide to students’ health and wellbeing, learning and life outcomes.

The snapshots highlight the key features of each of the 5 approaches, including the benefits and challenges. Example initiatives are featured within each snapshot and embedded links take you to key department supporting tools. The snapshots are intended as illustrations of practice for schools.

‘A whole-school approach is important in addressing the interconnected and interdependent nature of wellbeing’ (CESE - What Works Best 2020 update)


  • Student management and wellbeing


  • Wellbeing

Business Unit:

  • Inclusion and Wellbeing
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