Healthier futures start with education.

Life Education Queensland provides health and wellbeing education to children and young people across the state. Our program starts in early education centres and continues into primary and high school, with our educators visiting students each year to build upon past sessions, empowering them with the skills and knowledge they need to make safer and healthier choices in life.

We work closely with teachers and parents to provide children with age-appropriate health and safety messages that support the existing learning both inside and outside of the classroom.

Why health education?

Without adequate health education, our children may be poorly equipped to face some of life’s biggest challenges. This might include decisions surrounding alcohol and drugs; staying safe online; nutrition and exercise; and combatting cyber-bullying.

We all want to see our children thrive. We understand you want to provide your child with the best possible start in life, which is why we support you and your child by reinforcing the key health and safety messages you have begun teaching at home.

Our outcomes

Life Education Queensland has educated more than 1.5 million Queenslanders about health and wellbeing since our founding in 1987. Recent statistics show:

  • fewer young people are taking up smoking and that overall smoking rates have halved since 1991;
  • youth binge drinking has halved since 2001; and
  • the average age of illicit drug users has increased, meaning fewer young people are choosing to take illegal drugs.

Our health and physical education programs have contributed to improving health outcomes across the state.

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There is more health education to do

Whilst the health of Queenslanders is improving from generation to generation, new challenges continue to emerge. Our children now face:

  • a rise in obesity with 1 in 4 children considered overweight or obese;
  • an increase in the use of ice and drugs that continues to claim lives each year; and
  • cyberbullying, which continues to affect more young lives each year.

Our program provides our children with the skills and knowledge they need to be able to confidently face these new and emerging challenges.

 

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