There are many different health conditions that require ongoing management and support. For example asthma, anaphylaxis, diabetes and epilepsy, all require specific medical action plans and management, which schools should adhere to when children with these conditions are enrolled. Did you know that 1 in 10 Canberrans have asthma and it is a leading cause of absenteeism in students and a common reason for hospital admissions in children aged under 12?
Good mental health is vital for life. Children and teenagers who are mentally healthy are better able to meet life’s challenges and have stronger relationships with the people around them. They are also better learners who are more likely to succeed at school. Good mental health in childhood and across the school years provides a solid basis for managing changes as they grow.