Mental Wellbeing / Oranga Hinengaro

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Success in education is associated with positive outcomes for the student in the short and long term, whereas disengagement from education is associated with long term social exclusion and poor mental health outcomes.

Three key factors which foster resilience in young people are caring relationships, high but achievable expectations, and opportunities to participate in their families, school or community. [1]

Providing a safe and inclusive learning environment is paramount to successful learning outcomes and engagement and retention in education.

In committing to promoting healthy minds in children and young people, education settings also help to foster satisfaction, success and engagement in all aspects of their students’ lives.

What WAVE can do:

  • Provide the ‘mental wellbeing toolkit’ from WAVE for education settings to use.  The toolkit helps to guide your whole-of-education-setting approach including policy development, links to curriculum resources and tools for self-review, such as the Wellbeing at School website
  • Recommend mental wellbeing resources for education settings to use
  • Provide mental wellbeing resources and information available on the WAVE website


Useful links and downloads

We have various toolkits, programmes and useful links that you can access to help with your investigation into Mental Wellbeing.


[1] Benard, B. (2004). Turning the corner: From risk to resilience. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota.