Student wellbeing leaders in schools

Sometimes students need help to manage things that are happening in their lives. All schools have leaders who support a student’s wellbeing. Student wellbeing leaders can help students develop skills and confidence.

How student wellbeing leaders can help

Student wellbeing leaders work to optimise student learning. They work in partnership with:

  • students
  • parents and caregivers
  • educators
  • the broader community.

Student wellbeing leaders offer support to:

  • encourage attendance, behaviour and learning at school
  • help manage relationships with family, teachers and peers
  • manage issues.

They also offer:

  • crisis responses
  • course and career guidance
  • advice, support and referral to therapeutic and other support services beyond the school.

You can talk to the staff at your local school to find out what’s available.


Student wellbeing leaders keep records of all conversations. They keep your information confidential. Sometimes they might ask for your consent to share your information. This is to help resolve complex problems. They will only share information without your consent if they:

  • must do so by law
  • are concerned about someone's safety.

Counselling services

These counselling services are based outside of school:

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