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 pre-school and continues into early 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, including decisions surrounding alcohol and drugs; staying safe online; nutrition and exercise; and combatting cyber-bullying. Without the knowledge and skills our program provides, the next generation of young Queenslanders may become a victim of the the growing obesity crisis or suffer poor mental health as a result of cyberbullying.

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.

 

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Our outcomes

We have 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 vital education programs have contributed to improving health outcomes across the state.

There is more work to do

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

  • a growing obesity crisis with 1 in 4 children considered overweight or obese;
  • an ice epidemic that continues to claim an increasing number of lives each year; and
  • cyberbullying, which continues to steal 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 threats.

 

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