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  • Writer's pictureAmba Brown

15 Best Websites Teachers Can Use To Support Youth Wellbeing

If you’re a teacher, no doubt you want the best for your students not only academically but also emotionally and socially. The positive education movement is moving towards the forefront of the education system, with its goal being to reach all of these objectives concurrently.

The World Government Summit, defines positive education as “an approach to education that blends academic learning with character & well-being. Preparing students with life skills such as: grit, optimism, resilience, growth mindset, engagement, and mindfulness amongst others.” This is achieved using Martin Seligman’s PERMA Model and The Values in Action (VIA) classification system.

Positive education expert Lea Waters stated, “A school curriculum that incorporates wellbeing will ideally prevent depression, increase life satisfaction, encourage social responsibility, promote creativity, foster learning and even enhance academic achievement.”

Education is perhaps the greatest tool we have for building a happy and healthy society. So here, we’ve dug through endless sites and resources to compile 15 of the best websites you can use to support youth wellbeing as a teacher.

1. Headstrong

A free curriculum resource that can be used to help students better understand mental health, and how to build wellbeing and resilience.

2. Be You

Aims to transform Australia’s approach to supporting children’s and young people’s mental health in early learning services and schools, from early years to 18.

3. Orgyn

Orygen, the National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health, is the world’s leading research and knowledge translation organisation focusing on mental ill-health in young people.

4. Reach Out

ReachOut Schools provides resources and information for teachers and school-based professionals.

5. Beyond Blue

Beyond Blue aims to build the capacity of parents, guardians and carers and those working in early learning, primary and secondary school settings to support children’s emotional development and to respond effectively to children experiencing difficulties with depression and anxiety.

6. Mental Health First Aid

Mental health first aid provides help to those individuals developing a mental health problem, have a worsening of an existing mental health problem or those in a mental health crisis.

7. Bullying No Way

Bullying No Way provides information and ideas for students, parents and teachers.

8. E-hub Assist

E-hub Assist is a portal of resources for people who use e-hub services and e-facilitators who support others to use e-hub's online self-help programs.

9. Think U Know

ThinkUKnow was started in the United Kingdom by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) and was developed for Australian audiences by the AFP in 2009.

10. Teacher Wellbeing

Free downloads and teacher professional development tools.

Topics including Positive Education, Coaching Psychology, Growth Mindsets & Mental Toughness.

11. Mental Health Gov

Educators are often the first to notice mental health problems. Here you can research ways you can help students and their families.

12. Schools in Mind

Schools in Mind is a free network for school staff and allied professionals which shares practical, academic and clinical expertise regarding the wellbeing and mental health issues that affect schools.

13. Amazon Inspire

Amazon Inspire is an open collaboration service that helps teachers to easily discover, gather, and share quality educational content with their community.

14. Edutopia - Teaching Wellness

Explore self-care strategies to battle teacher burnout, and rediscover your inner superhero to bring excitement and creativity back into your classroom.

15. Teach Starter – Life & Wellbeing

A place to come to rest, to giggle, to recharge and to remember what it is that brought you to your teaching career in the first place.

I hope you find these links to be useful. If you have any you suggestions of other useful sites you use that you would like use to add, please let us know via the contact form.

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