Post Primary Wellbeing

Wellbeing in Education

Schools and centres for education in Ireland play a vital role in the promotion of wellbeing through a range of activities and approaches to support the academic, physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual development of all children and young people. Many schools and centres for education have already developed innovative approaches to wellbeing promotion supported by strong leadership and quality teaching and learning. Our education system is key to equipping children and young people with the knowledge, skills and competencies to deal with challenges that impact on their wellbeing.

The Department of Education launched the reviewed Wellbeing Policy Statement and Framework for Practice in October, 2019. To implement this policy every school and centre for education is required by 2023, to use the School Self-Evaluation (SSE) process to initiate a wellbeing promotion review and development cycle. Schools and Centres for Education will be supported in this process through using the Wellbeing Framework for Practice and Wellbeing Resources.

Please click on each of the images to access the range of resources to support the implementation of a wellbeing promotion review in your school 





Wellbeing Policy Statement

and Framework for Practice 

Directory of Wellbeing CPD

Catalogue of Resource

for Post Primary Schools


Additional resources to support Whole School Wellbeing 




Junior Cycle Wellbeing Guidelines  Wellbeing in Post Primary Schools

A Continuum of Support

for Post Primary Schools


Additional resources can be found on the dedicated 'Wellbeing in Education' page on the Department of Education and Skills website.