Wellbeing in schools

Information for supporting, mentoring and counselling students, keeping them safe physically and online, and help for dealing with bullying.

New Zealand Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy

The Government has released the New Zealand Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy. Its vision is for New Zealand to be the best place in the world for children and young people. Education will play an essential part in supporting the strategy and everyone in education has an important role in promoting and supporting the wellbeing of children and young people.

Wellbeing in education

Wellbeing tools for schools

Bullying free(external link)

Health conditions in education settings 

Schools and the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers' Rights

Pastoral care, support, counselling

Supporting students with stress, anxiety or depression — Ministry of Social Development website(external link)

Guidelines for the provision of pastoral care, guidance and counselling

Supporting young people in care

Supporting LGBTIQA+ — Inclusive Education website(external link)

Regional mentoring service for Maori and Pacific students

Suicide prevention

Suicide prevention kit for schools [PDF. 10 MB]

Suicide Prevention — Mental Health Foundation of NZ website (external link)

Talking with students, if students raise the issue of suicide [PDF. 353 KB]

13 Reasons Why Season 3 [PDF. 457 KB]

International students

International student wellbeing strategy

International students support and care — NZQA website(external link)

Refugee background students


School transport — safety and behaviour

Reporting suspected abuse

Children's Act 2014 requirements for schools and kura

Safe use of digital technology in schools

Sharing information guide

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