Peter Gutwein

Premier of Tasmania

28 June 2018

Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Education and Training

Wellbeing Strategy a first for Tasmanian Schools

The Hodgman Liberal Government understands that wellbeing is vital in supporting Tasmanian children to reach their potential.

Today’s release of the Department of Education’s first Wellbeing Strategy places young Tasmanians at the forefront of our efforts to improve wellbeing and deliver better outcomes for students.

We know that many of our students face significant challenges and barriers to learning and the Wellbeing Strategy will go a long way in helping remove these hurdles.

That is why we have invested $17.8 million over four years to address student wellbeing within Government schools.

Improving mental health will be the first focus area under the Strategy, with an Action Plan to be released at the start of 2019.

The Action Plan will address some key issues experienced by our children and students, such as resilience, depression and anxiety, and cybersafety.

Action Plans will also be released in 2020 and 2021 addressing physical health and the environment, and focusing on wellbeing in the eyes of the young person.

The Strategy dovetails with the Tasmanian Child and Youth Wellbeing Framework released by Minister Jaensch earlier this month.

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