Resources for a Whole School Approach
Make health and wellness a way of life in the school culture by using three innovative resources designed, tested and revised by a seasoned school educator.
- Wellness: A Question of Balance – An Educator Resource
- Teens and Transition: A Teacher Guide
- Teens and Transition: A Parent Guide
Download handouts that explain the Resources and their benefits:
- Overview (PDF)
- Framework (PDF)
- Transition Guide (PDF)
- Resource: Wellness: A Question of Balance (PDF)
We must ensure the right to quality education for all, because these two goals — health and education — go hand in hand.
– Audrey Azoulay, Director General, UNESCO, December 2017, The World AIDS day
Features of the Resources
The lesson plans and activities are:
- Easy to use and adaptable for any classroom, AND with staff, parents and community partners.
- Concrete and practical with step-by-step instructions.
- Creative and fun.
- Tested over many years.
- A framework for promoting comprehensive school health.
- Supported by additional materials.
- A foundation for knowledge and skills required to maximize health and well-being.
Learn more and see some sample pages.
Benefits of the Resources
(20 years of feedback from users)
- Maximize health and well being by addressing deficits in knowledge (danger of drugs) and/or personal development (if only teens had better communication skills).
- Draw attention to protective factors rather than a disease model.
- Decrease vulnerability.
- Increase connections.
- Engage participants in making decisions about their own health, education, school.
- Link to and influence other systems at the level of family and community.
- Provide multiple strategies and approaches (there is no one way to achieve well being).
- Pay attention to resiliency, asset development and self-efficacy.
- Reinvigorate the health agenda with the Wellness Wheel Model to provide links to, for example, drug education, sexuality, suicide prevention, bullying issues, stress management, nutrition and fitness.
- Allow equal and inclusive opportunities for everyone in adoption, practice and commitment to a long-term healthy living plan – we’re all in this together.