Senate debates

Thursday, 20 March 2014


Student Wellbeing

11:55 am

Photo of Penny WrightPenny Wright (SA, Australian Greens) Share this | Hansard source

I move:

That the Senate—

(a) notes the 2014 Resilient Youth Australia survey's findings, that 34 per cent of girls and 28 per cent of boys in years 7 to 12 feel constantly under strain and unable to overcome difficulties;

(b) affirms that every school student in Australia should be able to access the tools to develop emotional resilience; and

(c) calls on the Commonwealth Government to:

(i) facilitate nationwide monitoring of adolescents' emotional resilience and wellbeing, and

(ii) ensure every school provides an environment conducive to students' wellbeing, including access to qualified mental health support personnel, to support school students during adolescence.


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