Wellbeing in secondary schools
Q2, 2019


Schools play a critical role in helping children and young people engage with the world around them. The $167 million Supported Students, Successful Students initiative commenced in 2015. Some of the additional resources under the initiative included 236 new school counselling/psychology positions, $51 million for wellbeing services equivalent to an additional 200 Student Support Officers, 500 graduate scholarships to boost the recruitment of school counsellors, psychologists and wellbeing officers. We will consider whether these additional resources effectively support the mental health and wellbeing of students when determining the scope of this audit.