Wellbeing support for schools

The department’s commitment to wellbeing is for our schools to support students to connect, succeed and thrive at each stage of their development and learning.

Schools are supported to focus on the development of quality teaching, learning and engagement. The focus is on being responsive to the needs of schools and incorporating wellbeing into planning and processes.

The department provides a range of initiatives to support wellbeing in schools – follow the links in the menu for more information.

Wellbeing and Health In-reach Nurse (WHIN) Coordinator

The NSW Government is funding the placement of 100 WHIN Coordinators in public schools across the state, to increase our capacity for the health and wellbeing of students and their families.

The WHIN Coordinator program is a partnership between NSW Health and the NSW Department of Education to further support the health and wellbeing of students and their families.

We have a suite of resources to help principals and staff introduce the WHIN Coordinator role into school communities to enable students and families in accessing this addition to our learning and support and wellbeing teams in schools. Staff only webpage.

For information on the WHIN Coordinator program visit NSW Health.

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