Health and wellbeing for children and young people

These resources help with wellbeing and health issues including bullying, immunisations, physical activity and healthy lifestyles.

Keeping healthy

Handwashing at school

The Ministry of Health advises washing hands in clean water with soap for 20 seconds and drying hands for the same time. Further information and resources (external link)

If you are redeveloping or building a new school, see our toilet reference design guidelines [PDF, 1.2 MB]

Infectious diseases

Whooping cough (external link)

Preventing flu spreading (external link)

Mumps (external link)

Go to the diseases and illnesses section (external link) on the Ministry of Health website


Immunisation schedule for children and young people (and adults) (external link)  [Ministry of Health website]

Headlice and nits 

Headlice and nits (external link)  on the Ministry of Health website

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