Heath Area

Mental Health Wellbeing

Mentally Healthy Schools Program

The Mentally Healthy Schools Program provides schools with guidance, resources and training on embedding the Act-Belong-Commit ethos into the whole school setting to boost mental health and wellbeing and prevent the onset of mental health problems.

The mental health message of Act-Belong-Commit encourages children and young people to deliberately do things to look after their mental wellbeing.  Keeping mentally and physically active, having good friends, helping others and learning new things not only builds self-esteem and confidence, it also can reduce stress and help with academic outcomes.

The Mentally Healthy Schools Program is available to all schools in WA free of charge and is a simple and flexible approach to positive mental health and wellbeing.

CHAT: Changing Health Acting Together

CHAT is a Health Promoting Schools (HPS) initiative that enables schools to develop a whole-school approach to resilience, drug and road safety education.  SDERA works with schools to help embed a comprehensive approach and develop and implement longer-term health and wellbeing initiatives.

Growing Developing Healthy Relationships

GDHR is a free resource to support schools to deliver comprehensive relationships and sexuality education in line with the WA Health and Physical Education Curriculum and International Technical Guidance for Sexual Health Education. It includes lesson plans, educator notes, teaching strategies, best practice guidelines and professional learning opportunities. Parents should also check out a resource to help them Talk soon. Talk Often. Home – Talk Soon Talk Often (gdhr.wa.gov.au)

Self-Esteem (SE) and Emotional Intelligence (EI)

Full (SE) and (EI) testing with full electronic reporting for (MIS) data in Pastoral care. Intervention and Prevention programs available to use the (MIS) data effectively, using the Sports Challenge ‘world first’ experiential mentoring education programs. Programs are available in metro, country and remote locations.

Programs for ‘at risk’ students & extension leadership with a focus on creativity education

‘World first’ mentoring experiential intervention/prevention and extension programs are available for schools and communities for identified ‘at risk’ students and for high performing potential leaders. Creativity and Innovation audits and programs available for extension students. Professional Development and training available for staff and organisations with a focus upon Innovation.

Active Schools

Bluearth programs are all about using movement to create happy, healthy, engaged children. The Active Schools program is delivered over a school year, providing movement sessions for students and professional development for classroom teachers. The program’s long-term approach in a school guides teachers through a gradual release of responsibility model progressing from observation and engagement to delivery of the program themselves. Throughout the program there is also an emphasis on engaging the wider school community in physically active events. The Active School program has three variants dependent on setting and target audience: Early Childhood, Leadership and Mindful Movement programs.

A typical Bluearth session would incorporate some of Bluearth’s six elements of movement: Core movement, dynamic movement, skill activities, challenges and games, coordination and agility and movement in the environment. Sessions are usually flexible and seek to engage with the group in the best way possible; creating an environment where difficulties and successes are discussed and shared. Included are mindfulness aspects focused on breath and mindful movement and encourage participants to reflect on their experiences in a safe environment.

Yogazeit. Empower – Embody – Educate.

Mindfulness and Movement for School Communities. Supporting mental, physical and social Health and Wellness – one breath at a time.

  • Professional Development programs for school staff to empower classroom based (chair yoga) Mindful Movement brain breaks which meet curriculum standards. Mini-Workshops and half day PD’s available.
  • Yoga and Mindfulness Incursions and Education to support mental health and physical wellbeing.
  • School Term Programs aligned with the Health and PE curriculum supporting strong bodies and minds from Pre-K to Year 12.
  • Staff Wellbeing Programs, Yoga Classes, Mindfulness, Sound and Martial Arts.
  • Certified Children’s and Teens Yoga Educator Teacher Trainings.

Developed in schools for schools. Evidence-based secular yoga and mindfulness curriculum meeting national standards and the Australian health and wellbeing framework. Experienced in delivering outreach programming in remote and regional Western Australian School communities. Passionate about making a difference and supporting your school. One breath at a time. https://www.yogazeit.com.au.   Facebook: https:www.facebook.com/yogazeitkids

Professional Development Workshops

Bluearth Foundation offers several professional development workshops. Workshops suit classroom teachers. educators and other professionals who work with children. Bluearth can provide workshops free of charge at your institution by way of hosting a workshop for the region or, a private workshop for the institution for a cost per workshop. Workshops currently offered are:
– Introduction to Bluearth workshop
– Six Elements workshop (core movement, dynamic movement, coordination and agility, challenges and games, skill activities and movement in the environment)
– Early Childhood workshop
– Leadership workshop

Helping Minds

HelpingMinds supports children, young people, adults and families that are affected by mental illness. The no-cost education programs run in high schools aim to reduce stigma around mental illness, increase mental health knowledge and improve mental wellbeing and help-seeking behaviours in young people. Currently offered are 5 modules; ChangingMinds (Starting Conversations, Facing Challenges & Positive Choices), Social Media and Academic Resilience.

Animal Fun

Animal Fun is an evidenced based program designed by physiotherapists, occupational therapists and psychologists from Curtin University to improve physical activity and mental health in young children. Within an imaginary play scape, children imitate the movements and sounds of various animals, with each activity carefully designed to target key muscle groups, gross and fine motor skills, coordination and social skills development. Simple to use and implement into the everyday routines and rituals of the child. Fun and engaging for kids. Animal Fun also supports parental involvement with the Animal Fun@Home book. Imagine. Move. Improve.

Life Education Programs

Life Education WA provide a range of age appropriate Curriculum outcome based programs from Kindergarten to Year 6. Click for more information for K and PP and for primary modules here. The sections marked in yellow refer to Mental Health outcomes. Life Education WA partner with both Government and Non Government Schools and provide education to around 30,000 primary students each year.

Kinjarling Djinda Ngardak Culinary Experience

The Kinjarling Djinda Ngardak program offers Indigenous students from across WA the opportunity to attend a week-long culinary camp where they will receive training and mentorship from some of WA’s top chefs including Paul Iskov, Melissa Palinkas, Anna Gare, David Gilmour and Indigenous chef Reece Lardi, allowing students to develop their culinary skills using modern cooking techniques met with traditional and locally sourced ingredients.

Throughout the week students also participate in cultural activities with Menang Elders and Cultural Leaders, ranging from art classes to bush walks allowing the students to share stories, spend time on country, and identify and forage for local bush foods.

Child Safety Professional Learning and Resources

WA Child Safety Services offers workshops by qualified and experienced trainers including:
• Child Protection & Mandatory Reporting
• Protective Behaviours
• Cyber Safety & Digital Wellness
• Healthy Relationships
WACSS stocks a comprehensive range of abuse prevention resources including Primary School curriculum, books, posters and games.

Abuse Prevention Programs for Students

WA Child Safety Services offers sessions for primary and secondary students including protective behaviours, cyber safety, healthy relationships, and consent.

Better Health Program – A free healthy lifestyle program for children 6-12 years.

Better Health Program – A free healthy lifestyle program for children 6-12 years.

The Better Health Program is a free, 10-week healthy lifestyle program for 6-12 year olds and their parent or carer. The program is free for eligible families in Western Australia thanks to the WA Department of Health and can be done online or in person.

Across the program families learn about healthy eating, reading food labels, battling screen time and building healthy habits through fun and interactive weekly sessions. Families receive support from qualified health professionals throughout the program, along with resources and motivational freebies like free sports equipment!  

When: Registrations are open now!

Group-based: Term 2

Online: Flexible starts – start as soon as you register!

How: To sign up please visit: https://betterhealthprogram.org/ or call 1300 899 736″



If you are a parent or carer of a child in their early years who struggles with healthy eating, physical activity and active play ideas, the Active8 Program can help your family make healthy changes.

You can help your child learn healthy lifestyle habits that can reduce the risk of illness and support them to lead a healthy life.

The WA Department of Health is funding free places on the Active8 Program for children aged 2-5 years and their families throughout WA.

Connect with your own health coach over the phone and other parents in an online environment. The online format provides flexibility for busy parents whilst still supporting families to establish healthy habits for young children.

The evidence-based program is being delivered by health professionals online.

Start the 9-week program as soon as you enrol. For more information or to sign up go to:  https://theactive8.org/wa


Term 3 registrations are now open for in person programs. 

Locations for our FREE in person programs are:

Better Health Program:

  • Cannington
  • Joondalup
  • Osborne Park
  • North Perth

  The Active8 Program:

  • Balga


Relationships and Sexuality Education Project, Curtin University

The Relationships and Sexuality Education (RSE) Project, based at Curtin University, provides a range of professional development opportunities to Western Australian schools (K-12) in the area of relationships and sexuality education (RSE).

Our training aligns with the Western Australian curriculum and is suitable for all school sectors. Our focus is on supporting teachers (both pre-service and in-service) to delivery RSE in schools. As we strongly adocate that schools embrace a whole-school approach to RSE, we are keen to also support school administrators, support staff, community health nurses and others who work in schools.

The RSE Project offers high-quality professional learning events and presentations delivered by Curtin University academics, Western Australian school staff and a number of carefully chosen external providers.

Support they provide includes two 2-day FREE professional development workshops per year (one in Perth and one regionally), four after school webinars (one per term) on a range of RSE topics, a biennial day-long Symposium including keynotes from influential people in the RSE space, and tailored support for individual school sites through full school professional development presentations, school audits of current practice and policies, and guidance implementing RSE within the curriculum.

The RSE Project is funded by the WA Department of Health, Sexual Health and Blood-borne Virus Program.

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