“I am daring to dream that we have reached or are close to reaching a tipping point in Australian education where a growing appetite for change by most if not all stakeholders can be leveraged for rapid improvement in the system.”

Associate Professor Philip Riley

Chief Investigator, The Australian Principal Health and Wellbeing Survey​


Structure and Delivery

Segmented into five distinct but interlinked modules the Wellbeing Toolkit
engages participants in a collaborative exploration of wellbeing and social capital. Through a mix of expert tuition, experiential exercises, practical workplace application
and self-reflection the program assists participants to make subtle adaptations to their behaviours and mindsets geared towards the proactive management of their personal health and wellbeing.

The Wellbeing Toolkit is a self-paced development program designed to dovetail with existing school forums such as regular staff meetings. By integrating the Wellbeing Toolkit process into the school’s existing rhythms, very little additional time commitment is required from staff.

Each module is introduced with an expert tutorial which is delivered online. These expert tutorials lay the foundation for an interactive peer learning session. Expert tutorials and peer learning sessions are structured to be easily deliverable during a designated staff meeting.


Participating schools nominate one or more Toolkit Leaders to facilitate the peer
learning sessions and provide a project management role throughout the program.
Toolkit Leaders are provided with a comprehensive Facilitation Guide, including full
transcripts of the video content, discussion prompts and frames, and practical activity
options as well as application guidelines. They are also given Q&A and troubleshooting
tips to help predict and handle any group/room-based elements that may arise during
the program, including important legal, compliance or medical referral avenues. By
utilising internal resources to deliver the program, schools build internal appetite and
capacity for teacher health and wellbeing.


The Wellbeing Toolkit has been developed by NESLI in consultation with a cross-section of Australian K-12 stakeholders.​

The Wellbeing Toolkit is partially funded by the Australian School of Applied Management. ASAM will provide $750,000 of seed funding over the next 3 years.​

The Wellbeing Toolkit responds to the insights and recommendations flowing from the Principal Health & Wellbeing Survey.​

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