“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​


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.​

The Australian Schools Staff Wellbeing Toolkit

What is the Wellbeing Toolkit?

An overwhelming body of research is highlighting the excessive stress and duress faced by educators. Along with a growing number of K-12 education stakeholders, we argue that this is a critical challenge and requires immediate attention at multiple levels.

The Wellbeing Toolkit is a group development program designed to help schools create a professional climate which is conducive to the optimal health and wellbeing of all staff, and to help improve social capital across the organisation.

The only program of its kind, the Toolkit assists individuals to proactively manage their own wellbeing and provides strategies for professional communities to better understand and support each other. Highly flexible delivery ensures the Toolkit can be undertaken with minimal impact to existing staff responsibilities.



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