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 Seminar Webinar 1


Webinar 1 will explore the rationale, background and structure of the Wellbeing Policy Statement and Framework for Practice document as well as the roles and responsibilities of schools in Wellbeing Promotion. Opportunities will be provided for participants to reflect on current understandings as well as current practice of Wellbeing Promotion in their schools.


Wellbeing Seminar Webinar 2


Webinar 2 will explore how to begin the process of Wellbeing Promotion in schools and will set out how the Framework and the SSE Process can support schools initiating a Wellbeing review. Further support and resources available to schools will also be highlighted.


Seimineár Gréasáin Folláine 1

Seimineár Gréasáin Folláine 2








Wellbeing Policy Statement

and Framework for Practice 

Ráiteas Polasaí Folláine

agus Creatlach Cleachtais

Wellbeing Webinars

Reflective Activity Guide 





Looking at Our Schools 2022

Directory of Wellbeing CPD

Catalogue of Resource

for Post Primary Schools



Department of Education

Wellbeing in Education Resources 




Additional resources to support Whole School Wellbeing 




Junior Cycle Wellbeing Guidelines 

Student Support Teams in Post Primary Schools

A Continuum of Support

for Post Primary Schools


Spectrum Life - Employee Assistance Support

Click on the image below to access a suite of wellbeing resources including mental health seminars, sleep webinars, a digital gym, podcasts, meditations and much more. 




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