Since 1987, Life Ed Qld together with Healthy Harold have been at the forefront of children’s health and wellbeing. Each year we empower more than 200,000 children across the state with the skills and knowledge they need to keep themselves healthy and safe.
In partnership with more than 800 early education centres and primary schools, our health education program is highly regarded by the teachers, parents and communities that we serve. Explore Life Ed Qld’s impact below.
Building healthy, resilient kids is everyone’s job
As the saying goes, it takes a village to raise a child. It’s an even bigger job to raise a healthy and resilient child. It’s probably the greatest responsibility any of us, as adults, will ever face.
So what does healthy mean? It’s physical, it’s social (relationships) and it’s emotional (mental health). Children need support in all three areas of health if they’re to flourish in life.
We know that children don’t just make decisions based on knowledge. They’re surrounded by influences that also shape their attitudes and behaviour. Their school, their parents and family, their friends and peer group, social media, are just some of the factors that affect the choices that children make – for better or for worse.
So providing life education to a child isn’t something you can do in an hour, or a day, or even in a year – it’s an ongoing commitment to supporting and educating children as they grow. That’s why at Life Ed Qld we work hand-in-hand with schools, parents and the wider community, year after year.
How Life Ed Qld supports children’s health and wellbeing
Partnerships with more than 800 Queensland schools and early education centres
The delivery of curriculum aligned health education to more than 200,000 children – empowering them by building their awareness, knowledge, confidence, skills and strategies to make healthier and safer choices.
The development of social/emotional skills in young people, enabling them to build resilience and the capacity to form and maintain positive, respectful relationships with others, as well as managing bullying or unsafe situations.
The delivery of sexual health education through the Talk About Itsexual health and relationships program, supporting kids to navigate through puberty with a positive self-image.
Ongoing support to over 8,000 classroom teachers, through curriculum aligned and age and stage appropriate resources.
Our online learning platform, the Life Education Hub that includes monthly podcasts to support parents in the healthy raising of their children.
Initiatives to support local schools to develop and implement plans and policies to improve the physical health and social/emotional wellbeing of their students, including the placement of Regional Community Development Officers in 2021 to provide more ongoing support to schools, and help connect them with other community organisations.