Health & Wellbeing

Our school has a Health & Wellbeing Team that continually works towards ensuring Yackandandah Primary School provides a healthy learning and growing environment for our children.


The following is a list of support resources that may be useful.


Healthy Eating and Oral Health


*Australian Dietary Guidelines


Healthy Recipes:

*Eat for Health Recipes

*Nutrition Australia Recipes

*Sydney Markets Recipes

*Fresh for Kids Recipes


Lunchbox ideas:

*Healthy Kids Association: 10-day lunch box menu

*Healthy Kids NSW Lunch Box Ideas


Mental Health & Wellbeing


Information and support for kids 5-12, teens 13-25 and parents/carers:


Kids Helpline (1800 55 1800) is Australia's only free, private and confidential phone counselling service specifically for young people aged between 13-25 years.



Headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation providing early intervention mental health services to 12-25 year olds, along with assistance on promoting young peoples' wellbeing. This covers four core areas: mental health, work and study support and alcohol and other drug services.



Lifeline (13 11 14) is Australia's national charity Crisis Support and Suicide Prevention service providing all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24-hour crisis support and suicide prevention services.



ReachOut is Australia's leading online mental health organisation for young people and their parents. It has practical support, tools and tips to help young people get through anything from everyday issues to tough times–and the information offered to parents makes it easier to help their teenagers too.


*Cyber Safety

The Cyber Safety Lady is Leonie Smith, one of Australia's leading cyber safety experts. She provides education for parents, school students, teachers, seniors and business. She is the author of the cyber safety instruction manual-Keeping Kids Safe Online-a step by step approach to online safety.


*eSafety-Office of the eSafety Commissioner

This is an Australian Government website that provides information about privacy, avenues for complaints and reporting of cyberbullying as well as offensive and illegal content. The site provides eSafety information, education resources via a Wellbeing Hub



ThinkUKnow is a partnership between the Australian Federal Police, Commonwealth Bank, Microsoft and Datacom and delivered in partnership with all State and Territory police and Neighbourhood Watch Australasia. The cyber safety presentations sensitively cover a range of topics including sexting, cyber bullying, online child exploitation, online privacy, and importantly what to do when something goes wrong. Presentations are aimed at parents, carers and teachers and young people from Kindergarten to Grade 12.

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