Well being

The wellbeing of staff, which includes, emotional, physical and mental health, is crucial to deliver a high quality service. This gives children the best start in life.

Mental health and student support

Find support through your local AECG (Aboriginal Education Consultancy Group). 

Many universities have support units for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. 

UOW supports their students through the Woolyungah Indigenous Centre’s (WIC).

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Be You offer a number of resources for educators and their wellbeing. 

Be You is the national mental health in education initiative delivered by Beyond Blue, in collaboration with Early Childhood Australia and headspace.

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Early Start has a number of resources that may help children and their families, including Reducing Anxiety & Building Resilience and caring for kids in a time of crisis.


As leaders and educators in early childhood settings, it is important to understand how you can help to restore a sense of safety and security after a traumatic life experience. Educators can draw on their existing knowledge of child development to understand the potential social, emotional and physical responses that young children may have. The below resources touch on some of the sensitive topics

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