Health & Wellbeing Archives - Education Matters Magazine

Building resilient kids one classroom at a time

In its recent review of early intervention resources for children from birth to 12 years, Australia’s National Mental Health Commission found that 83 per cent of experts agreed that ‘increasing resilience among children aged 0–12 could potentially prevent mental health issues during childhood and/or later in life’.

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Interactive healthy living

Aimed at inspiring the next generation to love their fruit and vegetables, Woolworths has launched free Fresh Food Kids Discovery Tours within its stores for early learning centre and primary school students.

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Starting small to effect change

Bullying expert, Associate Professor Barbara Spears, discusses the challenges of addressing bullying in schools and the role of the wider community in influencing behavioural change.

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Positive impacts of principal health strategy

An independent report has found Victoria’s Principal Health and Wellbeing Strategy is delivering positive results. Over four years, $51 million has been invested to extend and expand initiatives into ongoing services for principals.

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Mental health and wellbeing matters

Peter Goss, School Education Program Director at the Grattan Institute, sheds light on how poor mental health and low wellbeing harms student learning outcomes.

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Youth tobacco education program for schools

Quit Victoria has launched its annual youth tobacco education initiative, The Critics’ Choice, and is calling on students and teachers across Australia to get involved.

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