Provided by the Ministry of Health, the Health Promoting Schools website contains high quality, moderated, up-to-date information, educational resources, research and case studies for schools and health professionals.
This resource was developed by the Mental Health Foundation as a result of public concern for the mental wellbeing of young New Zealanders. It is written for secondary schools at the Year 9 and 10 level, and it is recommended that this resource is used as part of an ongoing health education programme.
This resource aims to maximise opportunities for promoting mental health in school settings. The framework integrates the three areas of curriculum and learning, school climate and ethos, and community involvement. It has been developed to build upon the multitude of practices that are already in place in a school to promote wellbeing, to build a sense of community and to foster a sense of belonging.
Guidelines for supporting young people with stress, anxiety and/or depression
This online resource aims to help anyone a young person confides in to support their wellbeing, including support for mild to moderate mental health issues such as stress, anxiety and mild depression.
The guidelines are designed to support people 'walking alongside' a young person to help them access mental health advice and support.
The New Economics Foundation (NEF) conducted a review of the most up-to-date evidence and found that building five actions into people's day-to-day lives is important for wellbeing. Introducing any of these five actions will result in the person feeling the benefits.
Bullying prevention and response is a guide for schools providing practical advice on how to prevent bullying and respond effectively when it does occur.
The purpose of this guide is to support schools in the management of safe and responsible use of digital technology for learning.
This Ministry of Education resource kit provides information for creating a positive, safe environment in schools.
Positive Behaviour for Learning (PB4L) initiatives help parents, whanau, teachers, early childhood centres and schools address problem behaviour, improve children's wellbeing and increase educational achievement. PB4L is a long-term, systemic approach involving 10 initiatives. These include whole-school change initiatives, targeted group programmes and individual student support services.
http://www.education.govt.nz/assets/Documents/School/Running-a-school/Health-and-safety/Physical activity for healthy confident kids-guidelines-1.pdf
The purpose of these guidelines is to help school communities to plan and provide opportunities for their students to enjoy many physical activity experiences, both within the school curriculum and in co-curricular contexts.
The toolkit is a practical guide filled with tools and ideas on how young people can participate in decision-making.
SKIP is a network of individuals, community groups, government agencies, workplaces and national NGOs, working together to support families and make New Zealand a better place for kids to grow up.
This website includes many different online versions of Ministry books, across a broad spectrum of topics (including Positive Puberty, Everybody Belongs, Change, Loss and Grief, and Friendships).
This brochure advertises the virtual world that Sparx can transport people to if they are feeling down or stressed.
What works in promoting social and emotional wellbeing and responding to mental health problems in schools? (UK)
This 'one-stop' advice and framework document provides the most up-to-date and evidence informed advice and guidance for schools on 'what works' in promoting emotional wellbeing and mental health in schools.