Student well-being is critical for successful learning, so the state government is addressing the issue through its Mental Wellbeing Action Plan.
The plan was developed after consultation with students, staff, parents and representatives from Youth Network of Tasmania, Commissioner for Children and Young People, Mission Australia, TASSO, Headspace, Life Without Barriers and the Department of Education, Education Minister Jeremy Rockliff said.
"We are concentrating our efforts on key areas of concern, as highlighted by students and staff, including cyber safety, resilience, depression and anxiety, and respectful relationships," Mr Rockliff said.
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The plan identifies 16 actions, including professional learning opportunities for teachers and developing a well-being web page that hosts resources and provides principals with a platform to share information and experiences.
"Key to all this work is the student voice, and that is why, through Action 1, the department will be surveying all students in years 4-12 on their well-being in 2019," Mr Rockliff said.
Survey data will be used to plan and implement programs and professional learning.
"This plan was designed to be responsive to improving the well-being and lives of our students, and it will go a long way in supporting our students' well-being, both today and into the future," he said.
Subsequent action plans in 2020 and 2021 will target physical health and the environment, and well-being in the voice of the student.