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 Coordinator Program
The NSW Government is establishing 100 new school-based Wellbeing Nurses in public schools across the state through the Wellbeing and Health In-reach Coordinator Program. These roles increase our capacity to support the health and wellbeing of students and their families by connecting them with appropriate health service in the community.
The Wellbeing and Health In-reach Nurse Coordinator Program is a partnership between NSW Health and the NSW Department of Education.
We have a suite of resources to help principals and staff introduce the Wellbeing Nurse into school communities and enable students and families to access this addition to schools' learning and support and wellbeing teams on our Wellbeing Nurse page (staff only).
For information on the program visit NSW Health.