With mental health and bullying such big issues in our community, Life Education Queensland will develop a new module focused on building children’s resilience and social-emotional skills. Funding was secured from Queensland Health under their COVID-19 Immediate Support Measures grant.
CEO Michael Fawsitt said the funding from the Queensland Government represents a vital investment in the mental health of young Queenslanders at time when it is greatly needed, as well as boosting Life Education’s approach to working with schools to tackle bullying, which can also impact children’s emotional wellbeing.
“Children need the social skills to maintain positive, respectful relationships with others, and the resilience to cope in times of adversity – as well as the awareness to seek help when needed. Physical, social and emotional health are all important for our overall wellbeing”, Mr Fawsitt said.
The module will include an interactive lesson to be delivered by Life Education educators, as well as online resources for teachers, parents, and students to access at school or in the home via Life Education Queensland’s new online platform, Life Education Hub.
Work on the module will start in the coming months, for delivery across Queensland primary schools by mid-2021.